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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 Drug 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 shows that the majority (83.0%) 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) programs.
  • The bar chart shows that of those who entered residential community-based drug treatment programs in FY 1997-98, 81.4% of those who successfully completed non-secure programs and 70.1% of those who completed secure programs have had no recommitment to Florida state prison or supervision after two years.
  • While the number of offenders being tested for drugs increased substantially in the last year (bar chart), the percentage of those testing positive for drugs remained the same (11%).

Community Corrections Statewide Offender Drug Testing Over Five Years

Chart: Drug Tests increased from 302,676 in 95-96 to 424,976 in 99-00

Bar: Number of Drug Tests      Circle: Percentage of positive tests


Total Offenders Participating in Community-Based Substance Abuse Programs - FY 1999-00
Total = 34,641

Chart: Out Patient (83.0%), NonSecure (13.0%), Secure (4.0%)


Recommitment Rates Two Years After
Program Entrance (in FY 1997-98) for Successful Completions for Residential Community-Based Substance Abuse Programs

Chart: No Recommitment Dropped from 81.4% to 70.1%.  Prison rose from 10.5% to 16.4%.    Supervision rose from 8.1% to 13.5%.


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