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Rick Scott, Governor
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 (86.6%) 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).
  • While the number of drug tests increased slightly last year (bar chart below), the percentage of positive drug tests decreased from 8.1% in FY 2006-07 to 6.2% in FY 2007-08.

Total Offenders Participating in Community-Based
Substance Abuse Programs
FY 2007-08
Total = 39,199

Outpatient 33,948 (86.6%), Non-Secure 4,218(10.8%), Secure 1,033 (2.6%)

Total Offenders Participating in Community-Based
Transitional Housing Programs
FY 2007-08
Total = 1,325

FBTH, Supervision 237 (17.9%); FBTH, Post Prison, No Supervision 784 (59.1%); PRTH, Supervision, Not Post Prison 145 (11.0%), PRTH, Post Prison on Supervision 114 (8.6%); PRTH, Post Supervision 45 (3.4%)

Community Corrections Statewide
Offender Drug Testing
Over Five Years
The number of drug tests rose from 479,930 in 2003-04 to 614,001 in 2007-08, while the percentage of positive tests fell from 10.4% to 6.2% during that same time period.
  • The bar chart below shows that of those who entered residential community-based drug treatment programs in FY 2005-06, 80.0% of those who successfully completed secure programs and 67.0% of those who completed nonsecure 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 (9.2%), Supervision (10.8%) No recommitment (80.0%).  Non-Secure: Prison (20.1%), Supervision (12.9%) No recommitment (67.0%)
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