Program Authorization: R.S. 15:821-840.2 and 36:401-409
The EHCC Adult Reception and Diagnostic Center (ARDC) provides one of the most modern facilities and procedures for diagnostic and classification services in the South. Newly committed state inmates receive a complete medical examination, a thorough psychological evaluation, and an in-depth social workup. At the end of this two-week-long process, the inmate is assigned to one of the state correctional facilities. This placement is based on security status, specific needs of each inmate, and institutional availability and needs. The inmate is then transferred to the facility best suited to his and society's needs. Adult male inmates are screened upon intake at the ARDC. Adult female inmates are screened upon intake at the Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women (LCIW). Professional staff from EHCC aid in the intake procedures at LCIW, located nearby in St. Gabriel.
OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
1. In FY 1998-99, the Diagnostic Program will provide efficient and effective diagnosis, evaluation, and placement of offenders committed to the Department of Public Safety and Corrections.
SOURCE OF FUNDING
This program is funded entirely with state general fund.
ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION
The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 103.7% of the existing operating budget. It represents 95.8% of the total request ($3,368,259) for this program. The increase in the recommended level is primarily attributed to the transfer of one position, with appropriate funding, from the Health Services Program to properly reflect the funding in the appropriate program in addition to the necessary adjustments needed to fully fund the 86 recommended positions.
ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS
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