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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, 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 (84.1%) 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.

  • 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 2006-07.

Total Offenders Participating in Community-Based
Substance Abuse Programs
FY 2006-07
Total = 37,717

Outpatient 31,724 (84.1%), Non-Secure 4,554(12.1%), Secure 1,151 (3.1%), Post Prison, Transitional 288 (0.8%)

Total Offenders Participating in Community-Based
Transitional Housing Programs
FY 2006-07
Total = 1,361

FBTH, Supervision 254 (18.7%); FBTH, Post Prison, No Supervision 819 (60.2%); PRTH, Supervision, Not Post Prison 178 (13.1%), PRTH, Post Prison on Supervision 78 (5.7%); PRTH, Post Supervision 32 (2.3%)

Community Corrections Statewide
Offender Drug Testing
Over Five Years
The number of drug tests rose from 464,315 in 2002-03 to 584,063 in 2006-07, while the percentage of positive tests fell from 9.1% to 8.1% during that same time period.
  • The bar chart below shows that of those who entered residential community-based drug treatment programs in FY 2004-05, 78.4% of those who successfully completed secure programs and 63.3% of those who completed non-secure programs have had no recommitment to Florida state prison or supervision after two years.

Recommitment Rates Two Years After Program Entrance
(in FY 2004-05) for Successful Completions for Residential
Community-Based Substance Abuse Programs
Secure: Prison (12.1%), Supervision (9.2%) No recommitment (78.4%).  Non-Secure: Prison (21.3%), Supervision (15.1%) No recommitment (63.3%)