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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 Corrections

Bureau of Probation and Parole Field Services

Larry Hamilton
Bureau Chief
(904) 487-2165
SUNCOM 277-2165

The Bureau of Probation and Parole Field Services is responsible for developing, implementing, revising and monitoring programs in the areas of probation and other field supervision operations, sentencing guidelines, Probation and Parole databases, court-ordered payments, and sexual predators. Employees in this Bureau are also responsible for developing policy for supervising over 4,000 correctional probation officers and staff. Along with supervising over 138,000 offenders on specialized caseloads requiring community supervision, correctional probation officers are required to collect the following fees from offenders, when applicable: cost of supervision fees, victim restitution and court fines and costs. CPO's are also required to conduct more than 250,000 investigations each year, including pre- and post-sentence investigations.

Accomplishments in 1995-96:

  • Collected $21.8 million in cost of supervision fees from offenders on community supervision, $23.3 million in victim restitution and $10.6 million in court fines and costs.
  • Worked with the department's Research and Data Analysis Bureau and the National Institute of Justice to develop an automated risk classification system for offenders on probation. The pilot began July 1, 1996 in the fifth judicial circuit.
  • Automated through the Court Ordered Payment System the collection of subsistence payments at probation and restitution centers.
  • Published a new sentencing guidelines score sheet and related procedures and established data entry audit procedures for sentencing guidelines score sheets.

Probation & Parole Services Intermediate Sanction Beds

Circuit Probation and Restitution Centers Nonsecure Drug Treatment Beds Secure Drug Treatment Beds Diversionary Drug Treatment Beds County Jail/ Work Camp Total Intermediate Sanction Beds
01 Pensacola 40 0 0 60 0 100
02 Tallahasee 38 40 0 0 40 118
14 Panama City 0 60 0 0 40 100
REGION I TOTAL 318
03 Lake City 0 0 0 0 90 90
04 Jacksonville 54 60 0 0 0 114
07 Daytona Beach 0 50 0 0 0 50
08 Gainesville 0 0 0 32 0 32
REGION II TOTAL 286
09 Orlando 45 0 0 105 40 190
18 Sanford 0 90 0 0 0 90
05 Tavares 0 60 150 0 200 410
REGION III TOTAL 690
11 Miami 0 90 33 100 0 223
15 West Palm Beach 33 80 0 0 0 113
16 Key West 0 0 0 13 50 63
17 Ft. Lauderdale 30 155 0 45 0 230
19 Ft. Pierce 0 0 0 45 0 45
REGION IV TOTAL 674
06 Clearwater 37 60 0 55 0 152
10 Bartow 30 45 0 0 0 75
12 Sarasota 33 50 90 15 0 188
13 Tampa 40 90 0 30 0 160
20 Ft. Myers 0 30 0 0 0 30
REGION V TOTAL 605
GRAND TOTAL   380 960 273 500 460 2,573

 

Community Supervision Populations

(June 30, 1996)
Probation: 98,420
Parole: 2,747
Conditional Release: 3,029
Control Release: 3,210
Drug Offender Probation: 7,857
Community Control: 14,465
Pre-Trial Intervention: 7,813
Other 70
TOTAL: 137,611

 

Average Caseloads for
Correctional Probation Officers

(FY 1995-96)
Adult Supervision: 134:1
Community Control: 24:1
Youthful Offender: 73:1
Pretrial Intervention: 134:1
Drug Offender: 119:1
Offender Release: 85:1
Specialist: 90:1

Statewide Drug Tests Over Eight Years

Chart shows the number of drug tests rising from 15,357 in 1989 to  302,676 in 1996.  At the same time, positive drug tests fell from 33% to 14%.

Investigations Conducted Over the Past Five Years*

Investigations Conducted rose from 205,500 in 1991-92 to 256,749 in 1995-96.
* Investigations conducted by probation and parole offices include pre- and post-sentence investigations, preliminary pre-trial intervention (PTI), arrest and behavioral violation, transfers, sentencing guidelines scoresheet placement, other state investigations, security investigations, work release, release on own recognizance, Pretrial Intervention (PTI) background, client management classifications (CMC), split-out-of-state transfers (SOST), background investigations (BINV), consecutive sentence investigations (CSEN), and other sentencing guidelines scoresheet investigations (SGSO).
** CMC, SOST, BINV, CSEN and SGSO investigations were added beginning in FY 94-95.