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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 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:

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 Workforce education, library services, institutional substance abuse programming, and cognitive behavioral programming.

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 abuse programs, volunteer programs, Chaplaincy, and other release services.



Applied Science,
Research, and Policy

  • Program Clearinghouse Applications
  • Research Principles
  • Research Procedures

Bureau of Programs

  • Academic Education
  • Workforce Education
  • Substance Abuse (Institutional)
  • Library Services

Chaplaincy Services

  • Worship/Religious Education Programs and Services
  • Religious Diet Program
  • Faith and Character Based Programs

Bureau of Readiness
and Community Transition

  • Substance Abuse (Community)
  • Mental Health (Community)
  • Diversion Programs
  • Volunteer Services
  • 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@mail.dc.state.fl.us


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