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

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Imperative I: Ensure Public Safety

Ensuring public safety requires an organizational culture and infrastructure that maintains state-ofthe-
art security operations, management systems and a highly trained professionally developed
workforce. This imperative addresses issues related to inmate intake and classification as well
as community supervision of offenders.

Goal 1: Protect the Public Through Safe and Secure Incarceration of Inmates

Key Performance Indicators:

  1. Inmate escape rates
  2. Ratios of appropriately trained staff to inmates
  3. Appropriate assessment and classification of inmates according to their risk/threat of escape
  4. Maintenance and innovations in physical plant security features and systems

Strategic Objectives:

  1. Eliminate all escapes from a secure perimeter.
  2. Maintain ratio of trained correctional officers to inmates at one officer to approximately five inmates to ensure institutional security and safety standards.
  3. Identify appropriate inmate risk levels 98 % of the time using the inmate classification system for outside
    work squads and work release centers.
  4. At the institutional level, maintain fully functional security physical plant components while pursuing ongoing physical and technology-based security innovations to ensure institutional safety and security.

Goal 2: Protect the public through effective supervision of offenders

Key Performance Indicators:

  1. Staffing levels sufficient to ensure effective community supervision
  2. Timely reporting of offender violations for non-compliance of conditions of supervision
  3. Absconder rates

Strategic Objectives:

  1. Maintain probation officer workloads to ensure effective offender supervision as measured by a defined
    workload points formula.
  2. On an annual basis, achieve 100 % timely completion of violation reports by probation officers for new arrests and technical violations within established periods from a baseline of 99.6 % timely completion.
  3. On an annual basis, reduce absconding rates by offenders under our jurisdiction by 2 % from the 2009 baseline.

Goal 3: Ensure victims and stakeholders are treated with dignity, sensitivity and respect in all agency operations

Key Performance Indicators:

  1. Adherence to statutory victim notification requirement at release and escape of inmates.
  2. Amount of victim restitution collected and disbursed to victims
  3. Assurance of victims’ rights and services

Strategic Objectives:

  1. Notify 100% of all victims of inmate releases and escapes within the required statutory time period.
  2. Increase the amount of victim restitution collected annually from a FY 2008-09 baseline of 32,241,453.37.
  3. By October 1, 2010, develop a survey tool to assess victims’ services provided by the Department.
  4. By December 2010 and on a biennial basis, survey victim populations to determine effectiveness of services and need areas.