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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 (83.7%) 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), non-secure (movement is less restricted), and post prison transitional (treatment available after prison release) programs.

  • The bar chart below shows that of those who entered residential community-based drug treatment programs in FY 2003-04, 75.4% of those who successfully completed secure programs and 64.8% of those who completed non-secure programs have had no recommitment to Florida state prison or supervision after two years.

  • While the number of drug tests increased slightly last year (bar chart below), the percentage of positive drug tests decreased from 9.2% in FY 2004-05 to 8.4% in FY 2005-06.

Total Offenders Participating
in Community- Based
Substance Abuse Programs
FY 2005-06
Total = 34,746

Outpatient 29,082 (83.7%), Non-Secure 4,388(12.6%), Secure 1,047 (3.0%), Post Prison, transitional 229 (0.7%)

Total Offenders Participating
in Community-Based
Transitional Housing Programs
FY 2005-06 Offenders
Total = 1,099

FBTH, Supervision 668 (60.8%); FBTH, Post Prison, No Supervision 202 (18.4%); PRTH, Supervision, Not Post Prison 149 (13.6%), PRTH, Post Prison on Supervision 65 (5.9%); PRTH, Post Supervision 15 (1.4%)

Community Corrections Statewide
Offender Drug Testing
Over Five Years
Rose from 437,938 (9.6%) in 2001-02 to 580,844 (8.4%) in 2005-06

Recommitment Rates
Two Years After Program Entrance (in FY 2003-04) for Successful Completions for Residential Community-Based Substance Abuse Programs
Secure: Prison (11.1%), Supervision (13.6%) No recommitment (75.4%).  Non-Secure: Prison (20.0%), Supervision (15.2%) No recommitment (64.8%)