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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Residential Substance Abuse Beds

Issue Code: 2300060
Program: Community Corrections
Title: Price Level Increases-Residential Substance Abuse Beds
Amount: $3,146,643

In order to fund the current number of contracted residential substance abuse treatment beds for probationers at 89%, the department is requesting $3,146,643 in general revenue funding in the contract drug treatment category.

To reduce recidivism among its supervised population, the department provides secure and non-secure treatment programs. These treatment programs are designed to divert offenders, who have a substance abuse problem and are under the supervision of the department, from the state prison system. These programs consist of intensive treatment components followed by an employment/re-entry component. Offenders must be court ordered to participate in and complete the program.

In FY 2006-07, the department was appropriated $27,215,492, of which $1,635,000 is non-recurring, to fund 1,896 contracted residential substance abuse treatment beds. Consequently, the funding only provided for 87.6% bed occupancy.

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