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

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Executive Summary: Post-Release Substance Abuse Transitional Housing Programs

Post-Release Substance Abuse Transitional Housing Programs assist released inmates by providing substance abuse re-entry and relapse prevention services, transitional housing, and other support services. The program also provides housing, three meals a day, electricity, access to local telephone service, job placement assistance, and other transitional services.  The target population for this program is recently released inmates with histories of substance use/abuse problems, particularly those who have completed a Department in-prison or community-based drug treatment program, and are in need of transitional housing and services upon their release from incarceration. Program participants do not have to be under Department supervision to participate. Enrollment in the program is strictly voluntary, however, all enrolled program participants are required to participate in program activities and abide by program rules. Program participants may not be discharged for failure to participate in post-release components of the program.

Profiles of Faith-Based Substance Abuse Transitional Housing Programs On June 30, 2012
Facility Number of Program Slots
Population Male Female Non-gender Specific
The Transition House Male/Female 14 0 0
Positive Images Female 0 0 12
Fresh Start Ministries of Central Florida Male 10 0 0
Good News Foster Home Male 10 0 0
Harbor House Group Male 6 0 0
Lamb of God Ministries (Pompano) Male 15 0 0
Lamb of God Ministries (Okeechobee) Male 5 0 0
Bridges of America (Auburndale) Male 15 0 0
Bridges of America (Pompano) Male 22 0 0
Noah Community Outreach, Inc. Male/Female 23 9 0
Prisoners of Christ Male 5 0 0
Salvation Army (Bradenton) Male 5 0 0
Salvation Army (Jacksonville) Male 5 0 0
Salvation Army (St. Petersburg) Male/Female 14 7 0
Salvation Army (Daytona) Male 4 0 0
Salvation Army (Ft. Myers) Male 11 0 0
Sanctuary Mission Male/Female 0 0 3
Sisters, Inc. (Destiny Village/Men of Promise) Female 0 8 0
Florida Crown Work Force Male/Female 5 3 0
House of Refuge Ministries Male 13 4 0
Harvest Tabernacle Male 5 0 0
Phoenix House of Florida Male 12 0 0
Jesus and You Outreach Ministries Male 10 0 0
TOTAL 209 31 15

WORKLOAD

Table 6A: Post-Release Transitional Housing Program Enrollment Data, by Fiscal Year
  • There were 217 offenders in the programs on June 30, 2012. 
  • Since program start-up, 8,218 different inmates have received services.
Table 6B: FY 2011-12 Post-Release Transitional Housing Programs Treatment Program Enrollment Data, by Facility
  • Four programs had 40 or more new enrollment events during FY 2011-12.
  • In the FY 2011-12, the program had 767 different inmates enrolled in the program during the year.

Outcomes

Table 6C(1): Post-Release Transitional Housing Program Outcomes, by Fiscal Year, by Inmate (3-Year Follow-up After Initial Program Entry)*
  • This table shows outcomes based on a three year follow-up after the offender first entered a program of this type.  For FY 2008-09, transitional housing programs had a 60.0% success rate (successful exits divided by successful and unsuccessful exits.)
Table 6C(2): Post-Release Transitional Housing Programs Outcome, by Fiscal Year, by Inmate (2-Year Follow-up After Initial Program Entry)
  • This table shows outcomes based on a two year follow-up after the offender first entered a program of this type.  For FY 2009-10, post-release transitional housing programs had a 58.9% success rate (successful exits divided by successful and unsuccessful exits).
Table 6D: FY 2011-12 Post-Release Transitional Treatment Exit Data (Event-Based), by Facility
  • In reviewing the outcomes for each program, the success rate varies from 11.1% for TURNING POINT (POMPANO) to 82.6% for SALVATION ARMY (ST. PETE)-PRTH for those programs having at least 20 participants. 
  • On average, these programs had a 60.5% success rate with each offender exiting their program during this fiscal year.  Administrative exits averaged 13.3% for the year.

Recommitment

Table 6E: FY 2009-10 (2-Year Follow-up) Post Release Transitional Recommitment Data, by Level of Participation
  • For a 2-year follow-up on post-release participants released in FY 2009-10, program completers were less likely to be recommitted to prison or community supervision than non-completers (15.0% vs. 35.8%).
Table 6F: FY 2008-09 (3-Year Follow-up) Post-Release Transitional Recommitment Data, by Level of Participation
  • For a 3-year follow-up on post-release participants released in FY 2008-09, program completers were less likely to be recommitted to prison or community supervision than non-completers (23.6% vs. 52.0%).