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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 (88.0%) 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).
  • The number of drug tests decreased last year (bar chart below), and the percentage of positive drug tests also decreased, going from 6.2% in FY 2007-08 to 6.0% in FY 2008-09.

Total Offenders Participating in Community-Based
Substance Abuse Programs
FY 2008-09
Total = 35,459

Non-Secure 3,376 (9.5%), Secure 879 (2.5%), Outpatient 31,204 (88.0%)

Total Offenders Participating in Community-Based
Transitional Housing Programs for FY 2008-09
Total = 704

FBTH, Supervision 181 (25.7%); FBTH, Post Prison, No Supervision 523 (74.3%);

Community Corrections Statewide
Offender Drug Testing
Over Five Years
The number of drug tests rose from 532,487 in 2004-05 to 566,381 in 2008-2009, while the percentage of positive tests fell from 9.2% to 6.0% during that same time period.
  • The bar chart below shows that of those who entered residential community-based drug treatment programs in FY 2006-07, 85.6% of those who successfully completed secure programs and 68.6% 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 2006-07) for Successful Completions for Residential
Community-Based Substance Abuse Programs
Secure: Prison (8.0%), Supervision (6.4%) No recommitment (85.6%).  Non-Secure: Prison (21.4%), Supervision (10.0%) No recommitment (68.6%)