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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Executive Summary: Residential TC Services

Residential Therapeutic Community (TC) is a nine (9) to twelve (12) month evidence based residential substance abuse program model divided into four phases and designed to meet the needs of the inmate population. Inmates in treatment are housed together in an organized and structured environment. They are separated from other inmates. The segregated environment is used to provide a therapeutic experience by involving the inmate as an active participant in their own care, resolution of daily problems and recovery. All activities, including work and interpersonal/social interactions are opportunities to facilitate individual change. Inmates spend at least 20 hours per week in programming. Substance Abuse and Criminal Thinking are addressed in all programs. Clinical Staff is available to provide and supervise activities a minimum of six (6) days per week, for a minimum of sixty (60) structured program hours per week. Activities include clinical groups, community meetings, educational and vocational activities, work activities as well as community activites.

Profiles of Residential TC Services Program Facilities on June 30, 2011

Facility Provider Number of Program Slots
BROWARD CI DEPT. OF CORRECTIONS 45
CENTURY CI UNLIMITED PATH, INC. 68
GAINESVILLE CI CIVIGENICS, INC. 204
JEFFERSON CI (Alternative) UNLIMITED PATH, INC. 68
REALITY HOUSE SMA BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES, INC. 113
WALTON CI UNLIMITED PATH, INC. 136
TOTAL 634

Workload

Table 3A: Residential TC Services Program Enrollment Data, by Fiscal Year
  • During the ten-year period of this report, 15,284 different inmates have been enrolled in TC programming.
  • On June 30, 2011, there were only 338 inmates enrolled in TC programming.
  • The significant decrease in the number of different inmates that enrolled in TC programming during FY 2002-03, from previous years reflects the full impact of reduced funding for institutional substance abuse programs that began during FY 2001-02.  
Table 3B: FY 2010-11 Residential TC Services Program Enrollment Data, by Facility
  • In FY 2010-11, 1,269 different inmates (by location) participated in TC programming.
  • In FY 2010-11, Gainesville CI had the greatest number (369) of different inmates enrolled in TC programming.

Outcomes

Table 3C(1): Residential TC Services Program Outcomes by Fiscal Year, by Inmate (3-Year Follow-up)
  • Based on a 3-year follow-up after initial program entry, for the 10-year period covered by this report, the 22,298 program exits included 10,558 (47.3%) that were successful; 6,521 (29.2%) that were unsuccessful; and 5,219 (23.4%) that were administrative.  
  • The TOTAL SUCCESS RATE for the 10-year period covered by this report is 61.8%.
  • The TOTAL SUCCESS RATE trend has shown an “up and down” tendency with a high in FY 2007-08 of 80.3% and a low in FY 1998-99 of 41.8%.
  • Most of the exits for the 10-year period covered by this report (47.3%) were successful.
Table 3C(2): Residential TC Services Program Outcomes by Fiscal Year, by Inmate (2-Year Follow-up)
  • For FY 2008-09, the SUCCESS RATE was 85.0%.
Table 3D: FY 2010-11 Residential TC Services Exit Data (Event-Based), by Facility
  • The overall SUCCESS RATE across facilities for FY 2010-11 was 64.0%.
  • For FY 2010-11, nearly half of the outcome events were successful (49.6%).
  • For FY 2010-11, the TC program at Reality House had the highest success rate at 94.4%.

Recommitment Rates4

Table 3E: FY 2008-09 (2-Year Follow-up), Residential TC Services Recommitment Data, by Level of Participation
  • For a 2-year follow-up on TC participants released during FY 2008-09 program completers were less likely to be recommitted to prison or community supervision than program non-completers (21.9% vs. 40.4%).
Table 3F: FY 2007-08 (3-Year Follow-up), Residential TC Services Recommitment Data, by Level of Participation
  • For a 3-year follow-up on TC participants released during FY 2007-08, program completers were less likely to be recommitted to prison or community supervision than program non-completers (34.2% vs. 47.4%).

4Year released from prison. Program completion occurred sometime during the period of incarceration.