Presentation on theme: "Community Corrections Campus"— Presentation transcript:
1 Community Corrections Campus Day ReportingLPCC Education ProgramsGPS Offender TrackingJuvenile Day ReportingTruancyCorrections for the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office makes up slightly more than half of the entire Sheriff’s Office with a total of 270 employees within the division.
2 Day Reporting Program Description A non-residential alternative jail sentence or pre-trialstatus, which allows participants to stay at home, as longas they meet all of the Day Reporting Program’s selectioncriteria. The program is viewed as providing close supervision, case management, and treatment in a manner that keeps offenders employed and is less expensive for the community.
4 Day ReportingDay Reporting is a service provider to offenders from other corrections programs.Day ReportingWork ReleaseGPS Offender MonitoringREHABVolunteersTotals200816912754N/A33532009190287516667
5 Education Programs536 participated in Community Corrections and LPCC Education Programs40 out of 58 qualifying passed GED exam46% percent tested scored below 5th grade level33% of literacy participants upgraded to the 6th grade level or above1 literacy participant passed GED
6 Day Reporting Transitional Services One of the biggest factors in an offender returning to jail is not having a job.Day Reporting transitional services provides offenders with the ability to obtain or have a job.ProgramUnemployed at EnrollmentJobs ObtainedDay Reporting110107GPS Offender Tracking11491
7 Day Reporting Transitional Services Interview SkillsAssistance with Bank AccountsMock InterviewsMedical & Dental ReferralsResume WritingHousingJob FairsID’s & Social Security CardsJob LeadsSSI AssistanceJob PlacementClothingFinancial ManagementFood
8 GPS Offender TrackingGPS offenders are monitored by a one piece ankle bracelet equipped with a state of the art global positioning satellite (GPS) monitor.Monitors use cell towers for tracking along with satellite tracking which is added security as satellites alone can lose tracking inside buildings.
9 GPS Offender TrackingSoftware equipped with Google and Microsoft mapping.
10 GPS Offender TrackingAlerts sent to caseworkers via or text message for device tampering, communication loss or if offender is in an unauthorized area.
11 GPS Offender Tracking 56% enrollment growth in one year Growth presents challenges. More referrals and pressure to divert offenders into diversion programs has meant a higher number of participants without jobs and a higher incidence of positive drug screens.Higher unemployment among GPS Offender Tracking participants meant that they spend more time enrolled in other programs on campus.
12 GPS Offender Tracking GPS Offender Tracking Program 2008 2009 Employment Training272GED Prep1870Substance Abuse Education15153Treatment Services1337AA/NA Meetings1295Mental Health Services426
13 $301,312 in Offender Paid Child Support GPS Offender Tracking 2002 – 20091,259 Participants78% Success Rate35% Recidivism$301,312 in Offender Paid Child Support
14 Juvenile Day Reporting The sheriff’s office has entered into a contract with the Lafayette Parish School Board in providing a structured alternative day program which serves out-of-school youth who need intensive behavioral modification in order to succeed in a traditional school environment.
15 Juvenile Day Reporting Last Resort ProgramNext Step Expulsion/Detention47% on Probation58% Substance Abuse Issues19% Mental Health Issues57% of graduates are still in school or have obtained a GED
16 Juvenile Day Reporting Program ComponentsPhysical TrainingEducational InstructionMoral Reconation TherapyTeam Building SkillsSocial Skills DevelopmentDrug TestingIndividual Case ManagementLEAP TestingReferrals to Community-based Organizations
17 TruancyIn 2009, sheriff’s office deputies from Community Corrections, the Bailiff’s office and POP assisted the Lafayette Parish School Board in locating truants and made 100% of those requests.Visited464100%Contacted24753%Returned to School after Contact19981%Contacted who were referred to DA’s office4819%
18 Community Corrections Challenges UnemploymentLack of skillsLack of educationEnvironmental stabilityProviding structure to offendersAbsence of parental involvement
19 2010 Community Corrections Goals Develop prospective employer data-base to assist offenders in finding employment.Increase the number of JDRP participants who pass the 8th grade LEAP.Provide a graduated system of penalties for program non-compliance in GPSOT.