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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary


Substance Abuse Treatment in the Community

Offenders on supervision often participate in substance abuse treatment programs in one of the following forms.

Outpatient - Provides substance abuse treatment for offenders who maintain residence and employment in the community. Services are provided on a variety of intensity levels including individual, group or family sessions along with drug education classes.

Non-Secure - Non-secure substance abuse treatment is a six-month program consisting of a two-month intensive treatment component followed by a four-month employment/re-entry component.

Secure - This long-term treatment program involves a structured, live-in, non-hospital environment focusing upon all aspects of substance abuse rehabilitation including vocational and educational programs. This therapeutic community consists of up to twelve months of intensive treatment and up to six months of an employment and re-entry component.

Secure: Prison - 8.9%, Supervision - 6.5%, No Recommitment - 84.6%; Non-Secure: Prison - 16.8%, Supervision - 10.1%, No Recommitment - 73.1%.

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