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Rick Scott, Governor
Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

Program and Services
for Female Offenders

Priority Issues

  1. Ensure that the specific needs of female offenders are met throughout the correctional system.

  2. Develop a continuum of programs and services that fosters personal growth, accountability, maturity, and value-based actions that lead to successful reintegration into society.

  3. Ensure opportunities for female offenders to develop vocational and job-related skills that support their capacity for economic freedom.

  4. Prepare all institutional and community corrections staff to understand and appropriately address female gender-specific topics and issues.

  5. Ensure broad public access to Department of Corrections' information specific to female offenders issues and related topics.

  6. Ensure a holistic approach for meeting appropriate physiological, psychological, and substance abuse needs of female offenders.

  7. Foster staff attitudes and actions that demonstrate professionalism and encourage an atmosphere that promotes opportunities for the positive self-development of the female offender.

  8. Foster maintenance of family and community relationships to reduce recidivism and promote the positive self-development of the female offender.