2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:944 - Program funding

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 15:944 (2018)

§944. Program funding

            A. Before January 1, 2017, the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice shall determine the following:

            (1) A baseline for calculating reductions and increases in custody placements using Fiscal Year 2016 data that includes all commitments to office of juvenile justice custody from each judicial district in the state.

            (2) The average cost per day per child to the state for secure custody and the average cost per day per child to the state for nonsecure custody.

            B.(1) Beginning February 1, 2017, and continuing on February first of each subsequent year, the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice shall make a report on the fiscal impact realized as a result of reductions or increases in custody placements.

            (2) The report shall be calculated based on the determinations required in Subsection A of this Section and based on the total number of days spent in custody by children in the same fiscal year, disaggregated by judicial district of origin of each child. The office of juvenile justice shall provide data to the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice as necessary for the report.

            (3) The report shall be sent to the commissioner of administration, the chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, the chair of the House Committee on Appropriations, and the chair of the Juvenile Justice Reform Act Implementation Commission.

            C. It is the intent of the legislature, that beginning in the fiscal year that starts July 1, 2017, and continuing indefinitely on an annual basis, a minimum of seventy-five percent of all savings realized by the state from reductions in custody placements below the Fiscal Year 2016 baseline be designated by the governor and appropriated by the legislature for use in funding the Juvenile Justice Reinvestment Program.

            Acts 2016, No. 499, §1.

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