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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

Bureau of Programs

The Bureau of Programs provides opportunities to incarcerated individuals, helping them better themselves, equipping them with competencies conducive to successful social reintegration and transition. These opportunities include, academic education, workforce education, substance abuse treatment, library services, cognitive behavioral programming and other betterment programs. The Bureau of Programs also coordinates teacher and treatment counselor certification activities for the Department’s correctional educators and substance abuse counselors.

Kristina Hartman, Chief of Programs

Kristina Hartman
Chief of Programs


Academic Education

Academic education programming provides students with traditional school courses, with the goal of earning a high school diploma. Adult basic education and literacy programs are important aspects of academic education.

Workforce Education

Workforce or vocational education provides inmates with career and technical training, teaching them valuable skills, preparing them for meaningful employment when they are released from prison.

Substance Use

Substance use programming in the institutions seeks to treat participants with histories of dependency by focusing on changing the behaviors that led to the addiction. This leads to the creation of a healthy lifestyle and contributes to the safety and security of the institution.

Library Services

Our general libraries offer many of the same services found in public libraries, while our law libraries provide research access the legal system.



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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