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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Program Types

Non-Secure Substance Abuse Treatment Programs are six month medium intensity residential programs (Level II), consisting of a two month intensive treatment component followed by a four month employment/reentry component. These programs target offenders who fail outpatient or day/night treatment, or are evaluated as needing this level of structured environment. This program provides an alternative residential sanction to the court. As seen below, program success rates have increased from 47.5 percent in FY 1994-95 to 50.9 percent for FY 1995-96, to 52.8 percent for FY 1996-97 and 59.0% for FY 1997-98.

Secure Substance Abuse Treatment Programs are high intensity residential treatment programs that consist of three (3) different program phases. These programs are nine to eighteen months in length. This program type is appropriate for extreme substance abuse cases which generally have several treatment failures and need long term rehabilitation in a controlled environment. Program success rates, as seen below, have more than doubled since FY 1994-95, from 15.9 percent to 35.9 percent for FY 1997-98.

Probation and Restitution Centers are medium intensity residential programs for selected offenders on probation or community control who require more supervision. The program length is approximately five months. The PRC offers the court an alternative sanction, providing a highly structured environment that stresses employment and restitution to the victim, community service work, GED and basic life skills, group and individual counseling, and other opportunities for self improvement. All offenders in the PRC receive a substance abuse evaluation and, if treatment is needed, are treated at the PRC facility. PRC program success rates have increased from 36.3 percent for FY 1994-95 to 39.7 percent the following year, to 42.4 percent for FY 1996-97 and 41.3% for 1997-98.

Jail Incarceration Programs are prison diversion programs in which non-violent offenders serve up to 26 months in a county jail as a condition of supervision, in lieu of a state prison sentence. Programs may include work release, drug treatment, work squads, or other self-improvement programs as directed by the Sheriff's office. This program is designed to serve as a final disposition to any case whose presumptive prison sentence may have been one year to 26 months in prison. If the above criterion is met, this program can also be used for non-secure drug treatment, PRC, or secure drug treatment failures.

Work Camp : From FY 1993-94 through FY 96-97 there was a single Work Camp contract with Marion, Citrus, and Sumter counties. This program divided beds equally between the tri-county and the state, to house diversions from state prison and add additional county jail space. In 1997 this facility was phased out and turned over to the Department of Juvenile Justice.