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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary


Many Community Supervision Offenders Participate in Substance Abuse Treatment Programs

Many offenders on community supervision participate in substance abuse programs or are routinely tested for drugs as part of their probation or supervision sentences.

  • The pie chart below shows that the majority (82.8%) of those on community supervision who are participating in community-based substance abuse treatment programs do so on an outpatient basis. The other types of programs available to these offenders include secure (movement beyond the facility is restricted) and non-secure (movement is less restricted) programs.

  • The bar chart below shows that of those who entered residential community-based drug treatment programs in FY 1999-00, 79.6% of those who successfully completed secure programs and 72.0% of those who completed non-secure programs have had no recommitment to Florida state prison or supervision after two years.

  • While the number of offenders being tested for drugs increased slightly in the last year (bar chart at right), the percentage of those testing positive for drugs decreased (9.6%).

Total Offenders Participating in
Community-Based Substance Abuse
Programs - FY 2001-02
Total = 32,426
Out patient (82.8%), NonSecure (13.8%), Secure (3.4%)

Community Corrections Statewide Offender Drug Testing Over Five Years
Rose from 364,733 in 97-98 to 437,938 in 01-02

Recommitment Rates Two Years After Program Entrance (in FY 1999-00) for Successful Completions for Residential Community-Based Substance Abuse Programs
Secure: Prison (10.2%), Supervision (10.2%) No recommitment (79.6%).  Non-Secure: Prison (14.3%), Supervision (13.7%) No recommitment (72.0%)

  • The pie chart shows that of those inmates participating in Substance Abuse programs in FY 2001-02, 67.9% received treatment services.

  • The bar chart shows that for those inmates released in FY 1999-00 who had been in Substance Abuse treatment programs 69.4% of those who successfully completed Outpatient (Modality 1) programs and 70.9% who completed Therapeutic Community (Modality 2) programs have had no recommitment to a Florida state prison or supervision within two years after release.
Total Inmates Participating in
Institutional-Based Substance Abuse Programs - FY 2001-02 Total = 15,363
Re-Entry/Outpatient (18.0%), Programing Center (1.4%), Readiness/Alumni/Prevention (32.1), Residential TC (26.5%), Intensive Outpatient (22.0%)

Recommitment Rates Within Two Years
After Release (in FY 1999-00)
for Successful Completions of Inmate Substance Abuse Programs
Outpatient: Prison (25.5%) Supervision (5.1%) No recommitment (69.4%).  Therapeutic Comm: Prison (23.9%) Supervision (5.2%) No Recommitment (70.9%)

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