The Florida Department of Corrections has developed Correctional Substance Abuse Programs at Institutional and Community-based sites throughout the state. These programs serve offenders with substance involvement, abuse, dependence, and other related problems, including employment issues. The substance abuse programs' principle objectives are to identify substance abusers, assess the severity of their drug problems, and provide the appropriate substance abuse program services. The Department of Children and Families, in accordance with Chapter 397, Florida Statutes and Chapter 65D-30, Florida Administrative Code, licenses all substance abuse programs.
Offenders screened as being in need of services are either referred to a program or placed on a waiting list pending availability of needed programming. The Bureau of Substance Abuse Programs is responsible for the coordination and delivery of these services listed below for offenders under community supervision.