FUND(S):



Sources of Revenue:

General Fund

Legislation creates:

Neither Program nor Fund



Fiscal Note Summary


Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.


     As this pilot project is presented as a joint program between West Virginia Division of Corrections (WVDOC) and the DHHR, this fiscal note represents costs to the WVDOC to identify inmate participants, organize program plans, and track project outcomes. Approximately 50% of inmates sentenced to the WVDOC are parents and are potentially eligible to participate, however this bill requires that background information, not always readily available, be gathered and that program outcomes are tracked and reported. This is an impact on staffing and would require an estimated .5 full time equivalent positions at each major facility (excluding work releases and work camps, Anthony Correctional Center (youthful offenders), Martinsburg Correctional Center (Intake)). As a result the WVDOC would request three additional positions (Case Managers) to facilitate this program at an estimated cost of $109,872 annually (includes starting salaries and benefits).



Fiscal Note Detail


Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2013
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2014
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
Implementation)
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 0 0
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 0 0 0
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0


Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):


    



Memorandum


     As this pilot project is presented as a joint program between West Virginia Division of Corrections (WVDOC) and the DHHR, this fiscal note represents costs to the WVDOC to identify inmate participants, organize program plans, and track project outcomes. Approximately 50% of inmates sentenced to the WVDOC are parents and are potentially eligible to participate, however this bill requires that background information, not always readily available, be gathered and that program outcomes are tracked and reported. This is an impact on staffing and would require an estimated .5 full time equivalent positions at each major facility (excluding work releases and work camps, Anthony Correctional Center (youthful offenders), Martinsburg Correctional Center (Intake)). As a result the WVDOC would request three additional positions (Case Managers) to facilitate this program at an estimated cost of $109,872 annually (includes starting salaries and benefits). Person submitting Fiscal Note: Loita Butcher
     Email Address: loita.c.butcher@wv.gov