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

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

Community Supervision Drug Programs

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 (83.0%) 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 2000-01, 80.8% of those who successfully completed secure programs and 68.1% 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 again last year (bar chart below), the percentage of those testing positive for drugs decreased (9.1%).

Total Offenders Participating in
Community-Based Substance Abuse
Programs - FY 2002-03
Total = 32,938
Out patient (83.0%), NonSecure (13.8%), Secure (3.2%)


Community Corrections Statewide
Offender Drug Testing
Over Five Years
Rose from 371,317 in 98-99 to 464,315 in 02-03

Recommitment Rates
Two Years After Program Entrance (in FY 2000-01) for Successful Completions for Residential Community-Based Substance Abuse Programs
Secure: Prison (10.4%), Supervision (8.8%) No recommitment (80.8%).  Non-Secure: Prison (15.8%), Supervision (16.1%) No recommitment (68.1%)

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