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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Division of Development: Improvement and Readiness

The Division of Development: Improvement & Readiness is committed to leadership in rehabilitative programs that support the improvement and readiness of lives in our custody. By employing evidence-driven strategies, the Division increases security and public safety by providing programming for productive learning, positively transforming behaviors, and creates pro-social skills that assists with re-integration into community.

Three sections under the direction of the Division supports the following disciplines:

The Bureau of Applied Science, Research, and Policy provides program analysis and evidenced-driven practices to advance predictive proven outcomes.

The Bureau of Programs is responsible for the administration of academic and career & technical education, library services, cognitive behavioral programming, Chaplaincy, and volunteer services.

The Bureau of Readiness and Community Transition is responsible for services that assist in the transition period between incarceration and return to community. These services include Re-Entry institutions, community based behavioral health and substance use programs, volunteer programs, institutional substance use programs, and other release services.



Bureau of Applied Science,
Research, and Policy

  • Spectrum & Glacier
  • Applied Correctional Science
  • Evidence–Driven Research
  • Program Clearinghouse

Bureau of Programs

  • Academic Education
  • Career & Technical Education
  • Library Services
  • Chaplaincy Services
  • Volunteers

Bureau of Readiness
and Community Transition

  • Substance Use (Community & Institutions)
  • Mental Health (Community)
  • Diversion Programs
  • Re-Entry Centers
  • Resource Directory


Division of Development: Improvement and Readiness
501 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
Main (850) 717-3050
Fax (850) 410-4559
Development@fdc.myflorida.com


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