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

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

Executive Summary

Community Programs Report

This report covers the time period from July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007. Data are reported in sections by program type. Each section includes an executive summary and sub-sections on workload, program outcomes and recommitment by program type as of June 30, 2007. Although the historical data covered in this time period has been previously reported, this report is intended to supersede The Community Corrections' Residential Offender Programs Report. Improvements in data collection, methodology and reporting format have allowed for the more accurate and complete portrayal of the data.

There is a companion report, titled Substance Abuse Annual Report: Inmate Programs that uses the same format to detail substance abuse programs in state prisons.

Salient points concerning the demographic breakdown of program participants by gender, race and age for new enrollees in FY 2006-07 are as follows:

  • Female offenders received the majority of their program services in the Nonsecure (28.2%) and Outpatient (23.8%) programs.
  • Probation and Restitution Centers (PRCS) (41.5%) and Jail Bed (43.7%) programs served a larger percentage of Black offenders than other programs.
  • The eighteen (18) to twenty-four (24) age group comprised the largest percentage of participants in most program types: Nonsecure (26.1%), Secure (33.3 %,) PRCs (49.9%,) Outpatient (31.9%,) and Jail Beds (42.8%.)
  • The forty-five (45) or older age group comprised the largest percentage of participants in the Post Prison Transitional Housing (PRTH) program type (32.2 %.)

Success rates (excluding administrative exits) three (3) years after initial program entry for Fiscal Year 2003-04:

  • Are lowest for Secure Treatment programs (46.1%).
  • More than half of all offenders in Nonsecure (61.0 %,) Outpatient (66.2%) and Post Prison Transitional (61.2%) are successful.

Success rates (excluding administrative exits) by age (at program exit) three (3) years after initial program entry for Fiscal Year 2003-04:

  • Older offenders were more successful than younger offenders for most program types. Those aged forty-five (45) and older were the most successful of all releases from Nonsecure (73.6 %) Secure (61.5%) and Outpatient (73.3 %.)

Two (2) year recommitment rates for successful substance abuse program completers in FY 2004-05:

  • Are highest for Nonsecure programs (36.6 %).
  • Are lowest for Outpatient (15.1 %).

Two (2) year recommitment rates for successful program completers in (FY 2005-2006,) by age group:

  • In Nonsecure facilities, the age group that was most successful and had the lowest recommitment rate (33.2%) after two (2) years was ages forty-five (45) and older, and the highest recommitment rate in Nonsecure facilities was in the age group thirty (30) through thirty four (34,) with a (40.2%) recommitment rate.
  • In Secure facilities, ages eighteen (18) through twenty-four (24) had the lowest recommitment rate (10.7%) and ages thirty (30) through thirty-four (34) had the highest (38.5%.)
  • In Outpatient facilities, ages forty-five (45) and older had the lowest recommitment rate (11.4%) after two (2) years and ages forty (40) through forty-four (44) had the highest recommitment rate (17.6%) for Outpatient facilities.
For more information, contact:
Kim Riley
Bureau Chief
Bureau of Substance Abuse Program Services
Office of Governmental and Community Affairs
Florida Department of Corrections
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2500
(850) 488-9169, SC 278-9169