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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: Residential Therapeutic Community Services

Residential Therapeutic Community (TC) is a nine (9) to twelve (12) month residential therapeutic community program divided into four phases. Inmates are housed together, separate from other inmates. Inmates spend at least 20 hours per week in programming in a positive environment wherein participants have similar problems of chemical abuse and criminal thinking. They live and work together to change their lives residing in the therapeutic community. Clinical staff are 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.

Profiles of Residential TC Services Program Facilities on June 30, 2012

Facility Provider Number of
Program Slots
Century CI Unlimited Path, Inc. 136
Jefferson CI (Alternative) Unlimited Path, Inc. 68
Reality House SMA Behavioral Health Services, Inc. 85
Walton CI Unlimited Path, Inc. 136
TOTAL 425
**Gainesville CI and Broward CI programs closed during FY 2011-12.

Workload

Table 2A: Residential TC Services Program Enrollment Data, by Fiscal Year
  • During the ten-year period of this report, 12,700 different inmates have been enrolled in TC programming.
  • On June 30, 2012, there were only 412 inmates enrolled in TC programming.
Table 2B: FY 2011-12 Residential TC Services Program Enrollment Data, by Facility
  • In FY 2011-12, 1,488 different inmates participated in TC programming.
  • In FY 2011-12, Gainesville CI had the greatest number (400) of different inmates enrolled in TC programming.

Outcomes

Table 2C(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 19,307 program exits included 9,752 (50.5%) that were successful; 4,969 (25.7%) that were unsuccessful; and 4,586 (23.8%) that were administrative.  
  • The TOTAL SUCCESS RATE for the 10-year period covered by this report is 66.2%.
  • The TOTAL SUCCESS RATE trend has shown an “up and down” tendency with a high in FY 2008-09 of 85.0% and a low in FY 1999-2000 of 60.2%.
  • Most of the exits for the 10-year period covered by this report (50.5%) were successful.
Table 2C(2): Residential TC Services Program Outcomes by Fiscal Year, by Inmate (2-Year Follow-up)
  • For FY 2009-10, the SUCCESS RATE was 84.1%.
Table 2D: FY 2011-12 Residential TC Services Exit Data (Event-Based), by Facility
  • The overall SUCCESS RATE across facilities for FY 2011-12 was 72.1%.
  • For FY 2011-12, more than half of the outcome events were successful (53.6%).
  • For FY 2011-12, the TC program at Reality House had the highest success rate at 94.6%.

Recommitment Rates4

Table 2E: FY 2009-10 (2-Year Follow-up), Residential TC Recommitment Data, by Level of Participation
  • For a 2-year follow-up on TC participants released during FY 2009-10 program completers were less likely to be recommitted to prison or community supervision than program non-completers (24.0% vs. 26.6%).
Table 2F: FY 2008-09 (3-Year Follow-up), Residential TC Recommitment Data, by Level of Participation
  • For a 3-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 (30.3% vs. 48.2%).

4Based on year released from prison.  Program completion occurred sometime during the incarceration period.