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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Appendix 1:
Changes To Last Year's 1998-2003 Agency Strategic Plan

The 1999-2004 ASP reflects major revisions to give the plan a broader statewide perspective and to bring it into compliance with the Executive Office of the Governor, Office of Planning and Budgeting ASP instructions.

1998 Plan 1999 Plan
Issue 1: Ensuring public safety by effective custody and supervision of offenders.   Broadened wording to: "Enhance Public Safety By Effectively Incarcerating Inmates and Supervising Offenders In the Community."
GOAL 1-1: To properly assess, classify and place inmates and offenders according to their risks and needs.   Goal deleted-too operational. Intent of Goal found in Goals 1-1 and 1-2.
Objective 1-1.1:
By December 30, 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 reports rates.

Objective deleted-too operational. Intent of objective divided between objective 1-1.6 and Objective 1-2.2.

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.

  Objective deleted-too operational. Intent of objective found in Objective 1-2.1 and 1-2.2
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.

Objective deleted. Intent of objective found in Objectives 1-1.6 and 1-2.1.

GOAL 1-2: Construct, operate and maintain sufficient and appropriate prison capacity.
  Goal deleted; operational. Made a strategy under Objectives 1-1.1, 1-1.2, and 1-1.3.
Objective 1-2.1:
By January 1, 2000, increase the percentage of security cell housing commensurate with the percentage of violent and disruptive inmates as determined annually
  Deleted. Objective is operational.
Objective 1-2.2:
By January 2000, 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.

Deleted. Objective is operational.

GOAL 1-3: Operate safe and secure institutions and minimize disruptions in correctional facilities.
  Priority of goal changed to Goal 1-1.
Objective 1-3.1:
By July 1, 1999, and annually thereafter the per capita rate of inmate on inmate assaults will be maintained at or below the baseline rate of 29.2 per 1,000 inmates established for FY 1994-95.
  Priority changed to Objective 1-1.3. Wording clarified to: "Inmate-on-inmate batteries will be at or below the baseline of 29.2 per 1000 (FY 94-95) inmates by July 2000."
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.

Priority unchanged. Wording sharpened to: "Reduce the inmate-on-staff batteries from 18.7 per 1000 (FY 94-95) inmates to 15.0 per 1000 by July 2000."

Objective 1-3.3:
By July 1, 1999 the annual fiscal year escape rate from major institutions will be reduced from the FY 93/94 rate of 1.3 per 1,000 to zero.
  Priority changed to Objective 1-1.1. Wording sharpened to: "Continuously reduce the fiscal year escape rate from major institutions rate of 1.3 per 1000 (FY 93-94) to zero by July 2000."
Objective 1-3.4:
By June 30, 2003, reduce the number of incidents of disruption created by gang members in prison.

Priority unchanged. Objective changed due to process not matured enough to accomplish the objective. Objective reworded to reflect current capabilities: "Increase annually the Security Threat Group (STG) members/suspected members identified by 20% above a baseline rate of 1386 (FY 96-97) by June 2004."

GOAL 1-4:To provide sufficient numbers of qualified correctional and probation staff to achieve effective and efficient custody and supervision of sentenced offenders.
  Goal deleted. Intent covered in Objective 1-1.5. Probation staffing currently not a problem.
Objective 1-4:
Increase the annual retention rate by 10% above 1996 levels department wide and in each occupational group.
  Objective is now Objective 1-1.5. Retention rate deleted due to result data only collected on turnover rate. Objective wording clarified: "Decrease the turnover rate of the correctional officer series at 10% below the 30.9% BY 97-98 baseline turnover level by July 2003."
Issue 2: Programs Contributing to Recidivism Prevention   Reworded to: "Enhancing the Ability of Inmates and Offenders to Become Productive Members of Society."
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.   Goal deleted by dividing intent into Goals 2-2 (Inmates) and 2-3 (Offenders)
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.

Objective split into two; 2-2.3 and 2-2.4.

GOAL 2-2: To provide effective basic health care treatment to inmates that reduces the potential spread of disease by unhealthy offenders inside the institution and those inmates scheduled for release.   Goal moved to Issue 1, Goal 1-3. Health care viewed as a public safety issue due to preventing the spread of disease back into the community. Wording changed to: "Provide constitutionally mandated inmate quality health care through cost-effective medical, dental, and mental health treatment."
Objective 2-2.1:
By June 30, 1999 reduce the total number of health services full time employees (FTE) by 5% from the baseline number of 2,744 on June 30, 1997, while maintaining a constitutional level of health care.

Deleted. Found not to be useful.

GOAL 2-3: To contribute to recidivism reduction by providing institutional and community based drug treatment programs and other services that aid offenders in avoiding substance abuse and successfully reintegrating into the community.   Goal deleted. Drug treatment programs are addressed under Goals 2-2 and 2-3.
Objective 2-3.1:
By 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.

Objective broken into two; 2-2.1 and 2-2.2

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%.

Intent of objective found in Objectives 2-3.1, 2-3.2, 2-3.3.

Objective 2-3.3:
By June 30, 2003, increase by 5% the number of offenders reported to the sentencing or releasing authority for technical violation of the terms of probation prior to the normal scheduled termination date. (Reason for deletion: Deleted prior to final publication of 1998 plan.)
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.   Goal deleted. Drug treatment programs are addressed under Goals 2-2 and 2-3.
Objective 2-4.1:
By July 2000, increase the number of inmates participating in religious services by 3% annually for a 15% total increase above the baseline number of 14,546 in FY 96/97.

Objective moved to Objective 2-2.8. Reworded to read: "Increase the inmates voluntarily participating in faith-based programs by 3% annually, for a maximum of 15% increase above the baseline of 18.5% (FY 96-97) by June 2003."

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

Objective moved to Objective 2-2.7. Reworded to read: "Increase the monthly average volunteer service hours by 5% over the baseline of 20,000 hours (FY 95-96) by July 2000."

GOAL 2-5: To place inmates in work assignments that produce substantive results, reduce inmate idleness and provide opportunities to improve working skills.   Goal completely modified and priority changed to Goal 2-1. Goal now reads: "Maximize correctional cost-savings and cost-avoidance funds for state taxpayers."
Objective 2-5.1:
With a current base rate of work assignments for 66.4% 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.

Objective now 2-1.2 and reads: "Increase the number of inmate work assignments that provide at least 40 hours a week from a baseline to be determined to 100% of work assignments in place by July 2004."

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.

Objective deleted. Found not to be useful.

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.

Objective deleted. Replaced by objectives 2-1.7 and 2-1.8.

GOAL 2-6: To find and initiate partnerships with public or private agencies/organizations that will further fulfillment of the department's mission.   Goal deleted. Found to be a strategy and not a goal.
Strategic Management Plan   Deleted through incorporation as goals, objectives, or strategies in the ASP or at the agency operational planning level.
SMP Issue 1: Acquiring Supplement Resources for Department Programs.   To be made strategies under ASP Goals 2-2 and 2-3.
SMP Issue 2: Increasing Productivity Through Application of Continuous Quality Improvement Principles.   Are to be made goals and objectives at the agency operational planning level.
SMP Issue 3: Developing Partnerships with Public and Private Organizations to Further the Department's Mission.   To be made Strategies for ASP Objectives 1-1.1; 1-1.4; and Goals 2-2 and 2-3.
SMP Issue 4: Establishing Effective Communication With Department Staff and The Public.   Reworded and made ASP Goal 1-5. It now reads: "Educate the public on correctional management and public safety issues."
SMP Issue 5: Using Technology Efficiently and Effectively to Improve Timeliness and Accuracy of Department Administration.   To be made ASP Goal 1-4 that reads: "Enhance technology use to improve the inmate incarceration and offender supervision processes."
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