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The Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement


LOUISIANA COMMISSION ON LAW ENFORCEMENT Overview & Creation • Created by Executive Order #59 in 1967 – Continued by Executive Order by Gov. Edwin Edwards in 1972 and 1974 – Local Law Enforcement Planning Districts were established

• In 1976, the LCLE was created by Act 592


LOUISIANA COMMISSION ON LAW ENFORCEMENT Overview and Creation •

Evolved from an agency which disbursed Federal funds to central coordinating point within state government for criminal justice policy planning and development

Today, the Commission includes 54 members

The LCLE membership is set by LRS 15:1202

Representatives from criminal justice and every region of the state


LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT PLANNING DISTRICTS • • • • • • • •

District 1 District 2 District 3 District 4 District 5 District 6 District 7 District 9

Northwest District North Delta District Red River Delta District Evangeline District Capital District Southwest District Jefferson/Metro Orleans


LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT PLANNING DISTRICTS • Equitable distribution of all funds • Funds for local programs are distributed by a formula

• Utilizing crime rate, % total Part I Index Crime, population, and criminal justice manpower statistics • Urban Adjustment: To account for special urban law enforcement problems • Rural adjustment: To account for special rural law enforcement problems


Typical Grant Process • LCLE applies for Federal funding or receives state funds • Allocations made to district offices using state/local distribution formula • The district office provides guidance and assistance • The local agency files the application with the district office


• District office reviews application & submits to the local council for review & approval • The application is then submitted to the LCLE staff for review • The application is then presented to an JJDP Advisory Board for review


• If approved by the JJDP Advisory Board, it is presented to the LCLE • Once passed, the award document is prepared • Then forwarded to the recipient/subgrant agency via the district office • If state level, forwarded directly to recipient/subgrant agency


• If an application is denied by Commission, agency can appeal by: 1. Filing it no later than 15 business days after receipt 2. Requesting an hearing at the next LCLE meeting 3. Further to the Office of the Governor


4 JUVENILE PROGRAMS 3 Federal Funded 1 State Funded • JUVENILE JUSTICE & DELINQUENCY PREVENTION (JJDP) • TITLE V COMMUNITY PREVENTION • JUVENILE ACCOUNTABILITY BLOCK GRANT • DRUG ABUSE RESISTANCE EDUCATION (D.A.R.E.)


JUVENILE JUSTICE AND DELINQUENCY PREVENTION (JJDP) (JJDP • AUTHORITY: Federal JJDP Act of 2002 • GOALS: To support delinquency prevention, intervention efforts and improve the Juvenile Justice System • FUNDING AREAS: 34 Federal Standard Program Areas in the Act • FUNDING CYCLE: 5 years max; funds decreasing Yrs 3, 4, 5 • MATCH: No match


FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS State must provide • Develop comprehensive 3- year state plan – Includes: • Juvenile Justice System Process • Crime Analysis • Compliance with 4 Core Requirements • Program Planning • Establish a State Advisory Group JJDP Advisory Board


STATE MUST BE IN COMPLIANCE WITH

4 CORE REQUIREMENTS OF JJDP ACT


Deinstitutionalization of Status Offender A status offender (a juvenile who has committed an act that would not be a crime if any adult committed it) or non offender (such as a dependent or neglected child) cannot be held, with statutory exceptions, in secure juvenile detention or correctional facilities, nor can they be held in adult facilities for any length of time.


Separation of juveniles from adult offenders (separation) Alleged and adjudicated delinquents cannot be detained or confined in a secure institution (such as a jail, lockup, or secure correctional facility) in which they have sight or sound contact with adult offenders.


Adult jail and lockup removal (jail removal) As a general rule, juveniles (individuals who may be subject to the original jurisdiction of a juvenile court based on age and offense limitations established by state law) cannot be securely detained or confined in adult jails and lockups.


Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) States are required to address juvenile delinquency prevention and system improvement efforts designed to reduce the disproportionate number of juvenile members of minority groups who come into contact with the juvenile justice system.


JUVENILE JUSTICE AND DELINQUENCY PREVENTION (JJDP) • FUNDS DISTRIBUTION: – Eligible agencies apply through local planning districts – Approximately 75% passed to local governments & non-profit agencies • ADVISORY BOARD: – Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Advisory Board – Appointed by Governor – Required by Federal Act


34 PROGRAM AREAS 1. Aftercare/Re-entry 2. Alternatives to Detention 3. Child Abuse and Neglect 4. Children of Incarcerated Parents 5. Community Assessment Centers 6. Compliance Monitoring (state level) 7. Court Services 8. Deinstitutionalization of Status Offenders 9. Delinquency Prevention 10. Disproportionate Minority Contact


11. Diversion

12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Gangs Gender-specific Programs Graduated Sanctions Gun Programs Hate Programs Jail Removal Job Training Juvenile Justice System Improvement Mental Health


21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28.

Mentoring Native American Programs Planning and Administration (state level) Probation Restitution/Community Service Rural Area Juvenile Programs School Programs Separation of Juveniles from Adult Offenders 29. Serious Crimes 30. Sex Offender Programs


31. 32. 33. 34.

State Advisory Group (state level) Substance Abuse Youth Advocacy Youth Courts


Title V Community Prevention • AUTHORITY: Federal JJDP Act of 2002 • GOALS: To provide delinquency prevention to at-risk youth and intervention services for first time non-violent offenders • FUNDING AREAS: Federal Standard Program Areas in the Act • FUNDING CYCLE: 36 months max • MATCH: 50% cash and/or in-kind match


Title V Community Prevention • FUNDS DISTRIBUTION: – Only units of local government eligible • Non profit organizations can collaborate – Apply for through local planning districts – 100% passed to units of local government • ADVISORY BOARD: – JJDP Advisory Board – Appointed by Governor – Required by Federal Act


APPLICANT’S REQUIREMENTS • SAG’s certification to compliance with Act’s 4 core requirements • Local Prevention Planning Board of 15 – 21 members • Conduct assessment of risks and needs • Develop a 3-year plan based on assessment • Provide 50% match (cash and/or in-kind match)


FEDERAL PROGRAM AREAS 1. Child Abuse/Neglect Programs 2. Children of Incarcerated Parents 3. Delinquency Prevention 4. Disproportionate Minority Contact 5. Diversion 6. Gangs 7. Gender-specific Programs 8. Gun Programs 9. Hate Crimes 10. Job Training


11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18.

Mental Health Mentoring Native American Programs Restitution/Community Service Rural Area Juvenile Services School Programs Substance Abuse Youth Court


JUVENILE ACCOUNTABILITY BLOCK GRANT (JABG) • AUTHORITY: Federal Public Law 107 – 273 • GOALS: To promote greater accountability in the Juvenile Justice System • FUNDING AREAS: 17 Purpose Areas • FUNDING CYCLE: 3 years • MATCH: 10% cash match of total program costs 50% for construction of permanent juvenile detention or correctional facility


JUVENILE ACCOUNTABILITY BLOCK GRANT (JABG) • FUNDS DISTRIBUTION: – Funds are allocated directly by the U.S. Department of Justice – Eligible agencies apply directly to the LCLE • ADVISORY BOARD: – Grants are approved directly by the LCLE


17 PURPOSE AREAS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Graduated Sanctions Corrections/detention facilities Court staffing and pretrial services Prosecutors (staffing) Prosecutors (funding) Training for law enforcement and court personnel 7. Juvenile gun courts 8. Juvenile drug courts 9. Juvenile records system 10. Information sharing


11. Accountability 12. Risk and needs assessment 13. School safety 14. Restorative justice 15. Juvenile courts and probation 16. Detention/corrections personnel 17. Reentry


DRUG ABUSE RESISTANCE EDUCATION (D.A.R.E.) • AUTHORITY: Act 19 of 2002 Legislature, Tobacco Tax and Health Care Fund and by State Appropriation • GOALS: To offer drug prevention education to middle school students throughout the state • FUNDING AREAS: Available to agencies having certified D.A.R.E. officers & agreement with local school system • FUNDING CYCLE: 1 year – with State Fiscal Year • MATCH: None required


DRUG ABUSE RESISTANCE EDUCATION (D.A.R.E.) (D.A.R.E. • FUNDS DISTRIBUTION: – All eligible agencies apply – Limitations set by the D.A.R.E. Advisory Board • Salary cap of $1500 per month per officer, fringe must coincide with salary amount • Supplies limited to $4 per student for core (5th/6th grade) and junior high classes. – A pro-rata reduction imposed if the total request exceeds the appropriation • ADVISORY BOARD: – D.A.R.E. Advisory Board – Created by Executive Order


CONTACT INFORMATION Katherine C. Guidry Juvenile Justice Programs Manager (225) 925-4980 (225) 925-6649 fax katheg@lcle.la.gov


Rutha Chatwood D.A.R.E. Program Manager (225) 925-1898 (225) 216-6934 fax ruthac@lcle.la.gov


Bob Wertz Deputy Assistant Director (225) 925-3949 (225) 925-6649 fax bobw@lcle.la.gov


Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement 1885 Wooddale Blvd., Room 1230 Baton Rouge, LA 70806-1511 (225) 925-4418 www.lcle.la.gov


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