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Program B: Swanson Correctional Center for Youth

Program Authorization: R.S. 15:901-908

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Swanson Correctional Center for Youth (SCCY- Monroe) is a secure correctional facility for male juveniles adjudicated delinquent for an offense that would be a crime if committed by an adult. SCCY-Monroe received ACA accreditation in June 1994.

The mission of the Swanson Correctional Center for Youth is to provide leadership for the custody, control, care, and treatment of adjudicated juvenile offenders through enforcement of the laws and implementation of programs designed to ensure the safety of the public, staff, and inmates and reintegrate offenders into society.

The goals of Swanson Correctional Center for Youth are:

1. Maximize public safety through appropriate and effective correctional custodial and supervisory programs.

2. Provide for the safety of correctional staff and inmates by maintaining an organized and disciplined system of operations that promotes stability in institutional and other field operations.

3. Ensure that basic services relating to adequate food, clothing, medical care, and shelter are provided to the inmate population.

4. Provide an environment that enables behavior change by making rehabilitative opportunities available for inmates who demonstrate motivation for change and the desire to participate in rehabilitative programs.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

1. In FY 1998-99, the Swanson Correctional Center for Youth will maintain accreditation through the American Correctional Association (ACA) while providing services in the most economical, efficient, and effective way possible.

2. In FY 1998-99, the Swanson Correctional Center for Youth will provide for the secure confinement and support of juvenile offenders committed to that institution while maintaining a safe working environment for staff.

 

SECURITY TRENDS AT SWANSON CORRECTIONAL CENTER FOR YOUTH

 

1992-93

1993-94

1994-95

1995-96

1996-97

Number of offenders per juvenile corrections security officer

2.3

2.3

2.3

2.5

2.4

Number of escapes

63

40

10

4

3

Number of apprehensions

49

31

9

2

3

Explanatory Note: Data on escapes and apprehensions were not collected and reported at an institutional level prior to FY 1992-93.

3. In FY 1998-99, Swanson Correctional Center for Youth will provide treatment and rehabilitation opportunities geared to the assessed needs of juvenile offenders.

TRENDS IN ACADEMIC, VOCATIONAL, AND LITERACY ACTIVITIES AT SCCY - MONROE

 

1992-93

1993-94

1994-95

1995-96

1996-97

Average Monthly Enrollment in GED Program

44

43

45

40

44

Number Receiving GED

40

59

40

18

27

Average Monthly Enrollment in Vo-Tech Program

64

79

82

65

94

Number Receiving Vo-Tech Certificate

75

60

85

126

169

Explanatory Note: Data on academic, vocational, and literacy activities were not collected and reported at an institutional level prior to FY 1992-93.

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded with state general fund, interagency transfers, fees and self-generated revenues, and federal funds. Interagency transfers are derived from the Department of Education for the school lunch program and from the Department of Transportation and Development for security costs associated with providing inmate road cleanup crews. The fees and self-generated revenues are derived from the employee purchase of meals and housing. Federal funds are derived from social security for supplemental security income payments for eligible offenders as reimbursement to the institution for the offenders' care and upkeep.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$10,561,562

$11,070,004

298

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$7,125

$7,125

0

 

Carryforward for acquisitions

 

 

 

 

 

$10,568,687

$11,077,129

298

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

($7,125)

($7,125)

0

 

Non-Recurring Carryforward for acquisitions

$223,187

$223,187

0

 

Equipment/Major Repairs Adjustment(s) (Non-recurring: -$119,372; Replacement/New: +$342,559)

$166,579

$166,579

0

 

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

$142,203

$142,203

0

 

1998 -'99 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

($382,749)

($382,749)

0

 

Attrition Adjustment(s)

($43,886)

($43,886)

0

 

Retirement Rate Adjustment(s)

($294,999)

($294,999)

0

 

Risk Management Adjustment(s)

$120

$120

0

 

Adjust interagency transfers with the Department of Public Safety for radio user fees

$143,386

$143,386

0

 

Master Sergeant pay and Corrections Security Officer retention pay plans

 

 

 

 

 

$10,515,403

$11,023,845

298

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

($53,284)

($53,284)

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 99.5% of the existing operating budget. It represents 82.3% of the total request ($13,389,737) for this program. The decrease in the recommended level is primarily attributed to the statewide Risk Management adjustment.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$103,226

 

Contracted medical services for the juvenile offenders - ENT specialists, dentist, psychiatrist, and pharmacist

 

 

 

$103,226

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$1,879

 

Allocation to the Comprehensive Public Training Program

$1,307

 

Allocation to the State Treasurer's Office

$20,363

 

Administrative cost in Corrections-Administration associated with the Federal School Lunch Program

$120

 

User fee for radio system - Department of Public Safety

 

 

 

$23,669

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$342,559

 

Replace four vehicles, security, kitchen and maintenance equipment; replace boilers and freezer/cooler doors in dining hall, replace campus wide locking systems.

 

 

 

$342,559

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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