The primary mission of Community Corrections staff is to protect the public by monitoring whether offenders on probation or community supervision are complying with their court-ordered conditions of supervision, and reporting non-compliance to the court or releasing authority when it occurs.
Probation officers do this by making contact with offenders and their significant others and family. Probation officers meet with offenders at the office, at their place of employment and in the community through routine field visits, searches and unannounced visits to their homes. Probation officers make referrals to services and resources available in the community to assist the offender in becoming a law abiding, tax paying citizen which ultimately reduces further victimization and recidivism.
Community Corrections Facts & Figures for FY 2011-12
There were 145,849 offenders being supervised by probation officers on June 30, 2012.
$75,133,828 was collected from offenders on supervision for victim restitution, court costs, and fines in FY 2011-12 .
Offenders on supervision completed 1,560,912 hours of community service in FY 2011-12 .
90,880 offenders were admitted to supervision
90,626 offenders were released from supervision
40,578 (45%) successfully completed supervision
13,443 (15%) were revoked due to a new arrest
20,652 (23%) were revoked due to a technical violation
12,915 were terminated due to court/Florida Parole Commission action
The current successful completion rate as of June 30, 2012 is 55.4%
Average cost per day to supervise an offender on community supervision (without electronic monitoring): $4.68 or $1,708.20 per year.
Did You Know?
It costs an average of $4.68 to supervise an offender who is not on electronic monitoring.