|Sentencing Scoresheet Compliance Report July 1, 1998 - June 30, 1999|
Sentencing Scoresheet Compliance Report
This report is in fulfillment of Florida Statute 921, which mandates that the Florida Department of Corrections shall, no later than October 1 of each year, provide the Legislature with a compliance report. This report shall detail the compliance of each judicial circuit in submitting to the Department sentencing scoresheets for offenders convicted of felonies between July 1, 1998 and June 30, 1999.
Included in this report is the following information:
The methodology for identifying missing scoresheets and calculating the compliance rate has changed significantly since the last report was issued. Because of the methodological change in identifying missing scoresheets, the compliance rate for FY98-99 is dramatically lower than the last reported compliance rate.
Historically the department has proactively taken a number of steps to maximize the receipt of scoresheets. This included supplying the field staff with a monthly list of offenders admitted to the department with missing scoresheets (the "missing list") as well as working with various entities to obtain mandatory information omitted from submitted scoresheets. Due to the development of the new methodology, the field staff was not provided with monthly "missing lists" for the year being analyzed.
This issue (lack of proactive research) added to the drop in the compliance rate from previous years.
Questions regarding this report should be directed to Kristine Leininger, Florida Department of Corrections, Bureau of Research and Data Analysis, 2601 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2500 or by phone at (850) 488-1801.