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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Executive Summary: Prevention Tier 1

Prevention (Tier 1) is a 40-hour psycho-educational program which addresses denial and is designed to motivate participants towards more intensive programming and recovery, if appropriate. The program is didactic in nature and designed to be delivered in a classroom setting.

Profiles of Prevention (Tier 1) Program Facilities

Profiles of Prevention (Tier 1) Program Facilities on June 30, 2005
Facility Provider Number of
Program Slots
Lowell CI – Boot Camp Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) 15
Hernando CI Harbor House* 25
Total 40
* Program provided through a community-based vendor at no expense to the Department of Corrections


Table 1A: Tier 1 Program Enrollment Data, by Fiscal Year
  • During the ten-year period of this report, 14,897 different inmates were enrolled in Prevention (Tier 1).
  • In comparing program enrollments beginning in FY 2000-01, program enrollments show a significant decrease from previous levels. This decrease reflected the department’s shift in emphasis that began in FY 1999-00 from providing prevention services to providing more intensive substance abuse services.
Table 1B: FY 2004-05 Prevention (Tier 1) Program Enrollment Data, by Facility
  • In FY 2004-05, 145 different inmates participated in Prevention (Tier 1) programming.
  • The program at Hernando CI had about five times the number of new enrollments as the program at Lowell CI.


Table 1C: Prevention (Tier 1) Program Outcomes by Fiscal Year by Inmate
  • For the ten-year period covered, the total success rate was 88.9%.
  • Annual program success rates ranged lower (88.4% to 89.5%) from FY 1995-96 to FY 1998- 99 when more inmates were enrolled. Annual program success rates ranged higher (93.9% to 100.0%) from FY 1999-00 to FY 2004-05 when fewer inmates were enrolled.
Table 1D: FY 2002-03 Prevention (Tier 1) Exit Data (Event-Based*), by Facility
  • The overall success rate across the two facilities for FY 2004-05 was 100.0%.
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