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Rick Scott, Governor
Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

Appendix 1:
Changes in Agency Strategic Plan

Following review by the Governor's Office, it was decided that the Plan should concentrate on those issues which were truly strategic in nature in that they affected public policy. These are shown in Issues 1 and 2. The subsequent Issues 3 through 7 have consequently been placed in a Strategic Management Plan which will be attached as an Addendum to the Agency Strategic Plan.

NOTE: Minor changes in the 1998 Plan relative to 1997 are underlined. Major changes are shown in Bold.

Issue 1: Ensuring public safety by effective custody and supervision of offenders.

1997 Plan 1998 Plan
Goal: To ensure the safety of the public, through an effective system of risk assessment, security, and supervision within the limits of department authority and responsibility.   Note: For greater clarity and direction of effort, the original global goal has been split into a number of sub-goals.

Goal 1-1: To properly assess, classify and place inmates and offenders according to their risks and needs.

Reason for Change: This goal focuses on the specific aspect of classification.

   
Objective 1-1:
By December 31, 1998, 97% of the offenders sentenced to prison will undergo a formal risk and needs assessment to ensure accurate identification for placement in jobs, programs, and/or supervision commensurate with their needs.
  Objective 1-1.1:
By December 31, 1998, at least 97% of the offenders sentenced to prison will be accurately placed in correctional institutions where security and supervision are commensurate with their assessed risk as determined by annual escape rates, rates of assault on staff and disciplinary report rates.

Reason for Change: To provide consistency with Goal 1-1.

   
Objective 1-6:
By July 1, 1997, 100% of offenders placed on probation or other community-supervision programs will undergo a formal risk and needs assessment resulting in an improved case management system as compared to the baseline rate of 6% on June 30, 1996.
  Objective 1-1.2:
By December, 1998, 100% of offenders placed on probation or other community-supervision programs will undergo a formal risk assessment resulting in an improved case management system, as compared to the baseline rate of 14% on January 31, 1997.

Reason for Change: Full implementation will take longer than anticipated.

   
Objective 1-7:
By July 1997, maintain the number of probationers and community controlees returned to prison for technical violations of community supervision at a level 15% or more below the FY 1993-94 percentages of 47% (Community Control) and 21.4% (Probation).
  Objective 1-1.3:
By July, 2003, 100% of inmates and supervised offenders will be monitored and supervised under an integrated automated management system, as compared to 0% on June 30, 1997.

Reason for Change: Old objective 1-7 is expected achieved by December 1997. The new objective replaces it.

   
Objective 1-2:
By July 1, 1998, the annual fiscal year escape rate from major institutions will be reduced from the FY 1993-94 rate of 1.3 per 1,000 to zero.
  See Goal 1-3, Objective 1-3.3
   
Objective 1-3:
By July 1, 1998, the per capita rate of crimes against persons committed by offenders in prison will be reduced by 20% from the baseline rate of 60 per 1,000 inmates established for FY 1994-95.
  See Goal 1-3, Objectives 1-3.1 and 1-3.2
   
Objective 1-4:
By January 1, 2000, increase the percentage of single cell housing commensurate with the percentage of violent and disruptive inmates as determined annually.
  Goal 1-2: Construct, operate and maintain sufficient and appropriate prison capacity.

Objective 1-2.1: No Change

   
Objective 1-5:
By July 1998, all security components of the Department's facilities meet or exceed accepted professional standards for security, based on physical security and mission requirements of the facilities. See above for Objectives 1-6 and 1-7.
  Objective 1-2.2
Target date extended to January 2000.

Reason for Change: Revised strategy includes renovating older facilities to accommodate higher security level inmates. Additional time is needed to accomplish this.

   
Objective 1-8:
By July 1997, the rate of offenders having received drug abuse treatment who are not returned to custody or supervision for drug offenses within 24 months will increase to 80% from the 1995 baseline rate of 74%.
  Objective moved to Issue 2.

Goal 1-3: Operate safe and secure institutions and minimize disruptions in correctional facilities.

   
Objective 1-3:
By July 1, 1998, the per capita rate of crimes against persons committed by offenders in prison will be reduced by 20% from the baseline rate of 60 per 1,000 inmates established for FY 1994-95.
  Objective 1-3.1
By July 1, 1999 and annually thereafter, the per capita rate of inmate on inmate assaults will be reduced to a level of 23.4 per 1,000 inmates from the baseline rate of 29.2 per 1,000 inmates established for FY 1994-95.

Reason for Change: Clarification

Objective 1-3.2
By July 1, 1999, the per capita rate of inmate on staff assaults will be reduced to a level of 15.0 per 1,000 inmates from the baseline rate of 18.7 per 1,000 inmates established for FY 1994-95.

Reason for Changes: The previous data contained extraneous factors which could not be isolated.

   
Objective 1-2:
By July 1, 1998, the annual fiscal year escape rate from major institutions will be reduced from the FY 1993-94 rate of 1.3 per 1,000 to zero.
  Objective 1-3.3
Target date extended to July 1, 1999.

Reason for Change: Strategies have been amended to include appropriate housing for inmates with escape potential. More time is needed for implementation.

     
Objective 1-9:
By July 1999, identify all Security Threat Groups and their members that are active in the department.
  Objective 1-3.4
By 2003, reduce the number of incidents of disruption created by STG/gang members in prison.

Reason for Change: It is ineffective to simply identify Security Threat members. Revised strategies have been developed to manage them. Baseline data is under development.

Goal 1-4: To provide sufficient numbers of qualified correctional staff to achieve effective and efficient custody and supervision of sentenced offenders.

Reason for Change: This new goal has been developed from the previous plan's Issue 4 because provision of trained staff to supervise offenders is an essential component of public safety.

   
Objective 4-2: Maintain an annual turnover rate of no more than 10 percent in each occupational group.   Objective 1-4
Increase the annual (staff) retention rate by 10% above 1996 levels department wide and in each occupational group.

Reason for change: Focus is on retention, not turnover.

Issue 2: Programs Contributing to Recidivism Prevention

NOTE: Minor changes below in the 1998 Plan relative to 1997 are underlined. Major changes are shown in Bold.

1997 Plan 1998 Plan
Programs Contributing to Recidivism Reduction and Maximizing Offenders' Functional Skills   Programs Contributing to Recidivism Prevention

Reason for Change: Goal is prevention. Emphasis on skill maximization does not cover scope of department's programs. Skill maximization is only one tool towards the end of recidivism prevention.

   
Goal: To contribute to recidivism reduction by providing programs, services and work opportunities that aid the offenders to improve their societal and institutional adjustment.   Note: For greater clarity and direction of effort, the original global goal has been split into a number of sub-goals.

Goal 2-1: To contribute to recidivism reduction by providing educational and vocational programs, and related services that maximize offenders' functional skills in order to aid in their societal and institutional adjustment.

Reason for Change: This goal focuses on maximization of functional skills.

   
Objective 2-1:
Given the results of individual offender risk and needs assessments identified in Issue I, Objective I-1, the department will provide programs and services to meet 75% of these identified needs by June 30, 2002.
  Objective 2-1
By June 30, 2002, provide educational and vocational training programs and related services to at least 75% of the inmates identified as requiring these services.

Reason for Change: Greater clarity as to type of program to be provided.

Goal 2-2: To provide effective basic health care treatment to inmates that reduces the potential spread of disease by unhealthy inmates inside the institution and those inmates scheduled for release.

Reason for Change: This new goal has been developed to recognize the fiscal and societal importance of health care and measure its effectiveness.

Objective 2-2.1
By June 30, 1999 reduce the total number of health services FTE's by 5% from the baseline number of 2744 on June 30, 1997, while maintaining a constitutional level of health care.

Reason for Change: This objective is intended to focus on containment of health care costs, one of the major expenses associated with the correctional system.

Goal 2-3: To contribute to recidivism reduction by providing institutional and community based drug treatment programs and other services that aid offenders in the avoidance of substance abuse and their successful reintegration into the community.

Reason for Change: This goal focuses on the treatment aspect of recidivism reduction and the 1997 Goal.

   
Objective 1-8:
By July 1997, the rate of offenders having received drug abuse treatment who are not returned to custody or supervision for drug offenses within 24 months will increase to 80% from the 1995 baseline rate of 74%.
  Objective 2-3.1
By June 30, 2003, the rate of released inmates who successfully completed an institutional drug treatment program who are not committed to prison or community supervision for drug offenses within 24 months will increase to 90% from the baseline rate of 84.5% in FY 96/97.

Reason for Change: This objective is a modification to Objective 1-8.This new objective has been developed to recognize and measure the effectiveness of inmate drug treatment.

Objective 2-3.2
By June 30, 1999, the rate of offenders successfully completing community substance abuse programs who are not committed to prison or recommitted to supervision for drug offenses within 24 months will increase to 88% from the 12/31/96 baseline rate of 84%.

Reason for Change: Target rate has been achieved and new target established. Objective was removed from Issue 1 because it related better to Issue 2.

   
Objective 2-3:
Given the rate of probations revoked for technical violations, 21.5%, the department will reduce the rate by 5% by June 30, 2001.
  Objective 2-3.3: Deleted as operational.

Goal 2-4: To provide inmates the opportunity to discover and express their religious faith while incarcerated and to aid them spiritually and practically to turn away from their criminal lifestyles.

Reason for Change: To focus objectives on participation in religious services.

Objective 2-4.2
By July 1999, increase the number of citizen volunteer service hours by 5% over Fiscal Year 1995-96 levels.

Reason for Change: To focus objectives on the use of citizen volunteers.

Goal 2-5: To place inmates in work assignments that produce substantive results, reduce inmate idleness and provide opportunities to improve working skills.

Reason for Change: This is a new Goal which recognizes the importance of work assignments in conditioning inmates to adjust to society.

   
Objective 2-2:
With a current base rate of work assignments for 61% of inmates available for work, the department will provide full-time work (at least 40 hours a week) for 100% of the inmates available for work assignment by December 31, 2002.
  Objective 2-5.1
With a current base rate of work assignments for 68% of inmates available for work, the department will provide full-time work (at least 40 hours a week) for 100% of the inmates available for assignment to work by December 31, 2003.

Reason for Change: The legislative mandate that all inmates not otherwise excluded should work full-time presents a moving target which is unattainable as long as the system continues to grow.

Objective 2-5.2
By December 31, 2003, increase by 10% the number of new facilities participating in the Community Work Squad Program over the current level of 80 of the department's facilities.

Reason for Change: This objective is required to achieve the legislative mandate of 100% participation.

Objective 2-5.3
By the year 2000, increase by 300% the number of contracts with the private sector to provide prison based industry programs from a baseline of two (2) programs.

Reason for Change: This objective is required to achieve the legislative mandate of 100% participation.

   
Goal: To enhance quality alliances and collaborations with communities as well as public and private sector organizations that promote public safety and prevention of crime.   Goal 2-6: To find and initiate partnerships with public or private agencies/organizations that will further fulfillment of the department's mission.

Reason for Change: This goal has been slightly modified and moved from Issue 5 in the previous Plan because the partnerships described are vital to the overall goal of recidivism reduction and prevention.

   
Objective 5-1:
By June 30, 2002, 100 percent of the department's partnerships will produce results stated in the individual partnership agreements and meet the criteria established in the department's partnership directive and local agreements.
  Objective 2-6.1: No change, renumbered from previous Plan.
   
Objective 5-2:
By June 30, 2001, strengthen partnerships with state attorneys, clerks of the court, sentencing judges, and other criminal justice agencies that result in timely, accurate, and complete sentencing guidelines scoresheets, as measured by results of annual reports.
  Objective deleted from Issue 2.

Reason for Change: Objective is not relevant to issue of recidivism reduction and prevention.

Objective 2-6.2
By June 30, 2000, increase mutually beneficial partnerships with educational and vocational training institutions and other public and private organizations by 50% above the baseline number of 6 partnerships in effect on June 30, 1996.

Reason for Change: This new objective has been introduced because these types of partnerships have particular value in reducing and preventing recidivism.

   
Objective 5-5
By June 30, 1998, to achieve quality and cost benefits for health services to inmates, the department will identify, coordinate, develop, implement, and evaluate 100% of the health services partnership initiatives by a baseline established by June 30, 1996.
 

Objective 2-6.3
By June 30, 1999, achieve quality and cost benefits for health services to inmates by evaluating 100% of health services partnership initiatives.

Reason for Change: Objective moved from previous Issue 5 to Issue 2, due to significant effort in the health services partnership area. Also, date changed to be more consistent with new Strategic Plan.