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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

Probation and Restitution Centers

Probation and Restitution Centers are community-based residential programs for selected offenders under Department supervision, and recently released inmates. The program consists of a four (4) to six (6) month Residential Program Phase. Phase I, followed by a three (3) to six (6) month extended Support and Follow-up Services Phase (Phase II), during which participants reside within the community. The PRC offers a sentencing alternative to the Courts, while providing a resource for participants who experience difficulty meeting their court-imposed financial obligations to victims, the Courts, and the Department. Additionally, PRCs provide transitional assistance to newly-released inmates during their re-entry into the community. The program provides a continuum of services that offer at a minimum employability, job placement, budgeting skills development and assistance, vocational and educational training through linkages to community-based employers and providers; substance abuse services; transitional housing, support services to facilitate successful participation in the community, other such services to promote personal responsibility, self-improvement and public safety.

Profiles of Probation and Restitution Centers
On June 30, 2009

Facility Status Number of Contracted Beds Funded
Jacksonville PRC – The Salvation Army Active 20
Pensacola PRC -Non-Secure Programs, Inc. Opened January 1, 2003 33
Orlando PRC -Westcare Florida, Inc. (Original Vendor) Non-Secure Programs, Inc. (Current Vendor) Opened January 1, 2003 Assignment June 20, 2003 65
TOTAL 118
Average Per Diem on June 30, 2009 $42.77*
*This average is based upon the 118 funded beds, not total contracted beds.

Workload

Table 3A: PRC Enrollment Data by Fiscal Year
  • PRC facilities had 1,171 new enrollments in FY 1999-00.  Enrollments dropped to 645 in FY 2000-01 and to a low of  228  in FY 2002-03 due to the anticipated closure of PRCs.  Enrollments are slightly lower in FY 2008-09 (448) than the previous year, FY 2007-08 (456) which was the highest in the last eight (8) years.
  • In FY 2008-09, (502) different offenders participated in a PRC.
  • On June 30, 2009, there were 119 offenders in the program.
Table 3B: FY 2008-09 PRC Enrollment Data by Facility
  • Non-Secure Programs, Inc./Orlando-PRC had the highest number of different offenders enrolled in FY 2008-09, (255).
  • There were 119 offenders in PRCs on June 30, 2009.

Outcomes

Table 3C(a): PRC Outcomes for Offenders by Fiscal Year
  • This table shows outcomes based on a three (3) year follow-up after the offender first entered a program of this type. They are counted as successful if they completed at least one (1) program, regardless of the number of programs they participated in.
  • On average, PRCs had a (46.1%) success rate (successful exits divided by successful and unsuccessful exits) from FY 1996-97 to FY 2005-06.
  • Success rates have dropped from (54.7%) in FY 2004-05 to (42.1%) in FY 2005-06.
  • The proportion of offenders whose final program outcome is an administrative exit has averaged (9.4%) from FY 1996-97 to FY 2005-06.
Table 3C(b): PRC Outcomes for Offenders by Fiscal Year
  • This table shows outcomes based on a two (2) year follow-up after the offender first entered a PRC. For FY 2006-07, the PRC program had a (36.6%) success rate (successful exits divided by successful and unsuccessful exits).
Table 3D: FY 2008-09 PRC Exit Data (Event-Based) by Facility
  • Reviewing the outcome of the offender’s experience in each program from which they exited, the success rate varies from (26.2%) for the Salvation Army - Jacksonville,  to (34.4%) for Non-Secure Programs, Inc. – Pensacola PRC.
  • On average, these programs had a (31.5%) success rate with offenders exiting their program during FY 2008-09.  Administrative exits averaged (17.6%) for the year.  As seen in the prior table, many of these administrative exits lead to subsequent enrollments in other programs.

Recommitments

Table 3E: FY 2006-07 (2-Year Follow-up), PRC Recommitment Data by Level of Participation
  • At two (2) years past program completion, recommitment rates for PRC program completers (27.4%) are lower than for program non-completers (69.7%).
  • Prison recommitments (new offense or technical) for program completers are less than half that for non-completers (21.9% vs. 63.9%).
  • There is a slightly lower rate of return to supervision (new offense or technical) for completers (5.5%) than non-completers (12.3%).
Table 3F: FY 2005-06 (3-Year Follow-up), PRC Recommitment Data by Level of Participation
  • For a three (3) year follow-up period, PRC program completers remain lower than non-completers in overall recommitments (50.0% vs. 74.9%).
  • The greatest differences are for recommitment to prison (new offense or technical) for completers (33.6%) and non-completers (63.3%).
  • There is a slightly higher rate of return to supervision (new offense or technical) for completers (16.4%) than non-completers (11.6%).