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Program C: Rehabilitation

Program Authorization: R.S. 15:821-840.2 and R.S. 36:401-409

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Rehabilitation Program is to provide an environment that enables behavior changes by making rehabilitation opportunities available to inmates that will increase their odds of being successful when reintegrated into society.

The goals of the Rehabilitation Program are:

1. Increase the odds of inmates being successful when reintegrated into society by providing literacy, academic, and vocational educational programs, and religious guidance programs for those who demonstrate motivation for change and the desire to participate.

2. Provide benefits to state and local governments by requiring all able-bodied inmates to participate in work programs and on-the-job training.

3. Provide inmates an opportunity for spiritual growth and constructive ways to interact and use energy by offering religious guidance and recreational programs.

The Rehabilitation Program provides rehabilitation opportunities to offenders through literacy, academic, and vocational programs, religious guidance programs, recreational programs, on-the-job training, and institutional work programs.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

1. In FY 1998-99, the Rehabilitation Program will provide rehabilitation opportunities to offenders in order to enable offenders to enhance their mental and physical development and readjust to society upon their release.

1 Funding for teachers and educational materials is provided by the Department of Education, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Those funds are not included in the Rehabilitation Program budget and are not part of the percentage of total institution budget that is rehabilitation.

TRENDS IN ACADEMIC, VOCATIONAL, AND LITERACY ACTIVITIES AT DWCC

 

1991-92

1992-93

1993-94

1994-95

1995-96

1996-97

Average monthly enrollment in adult basic education program

82

82

90

84

85

85

Number receiving GED

33

19

22

23

21

20

Average monthly enrollment in vo-tech program 1

60

57

56

57

57

59

Number receiving vo-tech certificate

9

28

20

14

23

24

Average monthly enrollment in literacy program

39

43

28

24

30

41

1 Vocational programs provided through Louisiana Technical College, Claiborne Branch, include: air conditioning, auto mechanics, carpentry, and welding.

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded entirely with state general fund.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$119,760

$119,760

4

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$119,760

$119,760

4

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

$2,544

$2,544

0

 

Annualization of 1997 -'98 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

$1,363

$1,363

0

 

1998 -'99 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

($7,195)

($7,195)

0

 

Attrition Adjustment(s)

($554)

($554)

0

 

Retirement Rate Adjustment(s)

($3,576)

($3,576)

(2)

 

Reduction due to the delayed opening of Forcht Wade to full capacity

 

 

 

 

 

$112,342

$112,342

2

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

($7,418)

($7,418)

(2)

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 93.8% of the existing operating budget. It represents 25.6% of the total request ($ 438,771) for this program. The decrease in the recommended level is primarily attributed to the delayed opening of Forcht Wade. Forcht Wade will begin to increase its population in October of 1998. The position reduction of 2 positions is due to the fact that these positions will not be needed in Fiscal Year 1999 because of the phasing in of the functions of the Reception Center and the Special Needs Unit for the Elderly. The 2 positions will, however, be necessary for Fiscal Year 1999-2000.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$29,391

 

Contract chaplain to provide religious services to inmates

 

 

 

$29,391

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

This program does not have funding for Other Charges for Fiscal Year 1998-1999.

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

This program does not have funding for Acquisitions and Major Repairs for Fiscal Year 1998-1999.


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