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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

Nonsecure Substance Abuse Treatment Programs

Short-term Residential (Nonsecure) Substance Abuse Treatment Programs are six (6) month community-based substance abuse therapeutic communities with two (2) components.  The Intensive Treatment Component (ITC) lasts two (2) months.  During the ITC, the offender participates in counseling, therapeutic and educational activities at the residential facility.  The Employment/Re-Entry component (ERC) lasts four (4) months with a primary focus on successful re-entry into the community.  During the ERC, gaining and maintaining employment is incorporated into the offender’s treatment plan.  The offender resides in the treatment facility while maintaining gainful employment in the community.  In this component, the offender participates in a minimum of four (4) hours of counseling per week.  The residential program is staffed by paid-awake staff twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week.

Profiles of Nonsecure Residential Program Facilities
On June 30, 2011
Facility Start Date Number of Contracted Beds Funded
Better Way of Miami, Inc. March 2000 24
Bridges of America, Inc., dba The Orlando Bridge September 1991 69
Bridges of America, Inc., dba The Polk Bridge February 1997 50
Bridges of America, Inc., dba The Sanford Bridge November 1993 22
*WestCare GulfCoast-Florida, Inc. July 2009 58
CARP-West Palm Beach April 1992 32
DACCO-Tampa Nonsecure December 1991 109
Dual Diagnosis August 2007 10
First Step of Sarasota July 1993 29
Goodwill Industries-Suncoast, Inc. - St. Pete December 1991 24
House of Hope, Inc., dba
House of Hope & Stepping-Stones
Nonsecure August 1999 33
Dual Diagnosis February 2000 13
Non-Secure Programs, Inc. - Ocala September 1991 31
Non-Secure Programs, Inc. - Panama City March 1995 45
Non-Secure Programs, Inc. - Pensacola December 1992 45
Non-Secure Programs, Inc. - Tallahassee October 2000 45
Spectrum Programs, Inc. - Miami July 2007 14
Susan B. Anthony Center, Inc. - Lauderhill March 2000 14
Tampa Crossroads, Inc. - Tampa January 1992 10
The Guidance Clinic of the Middle Keys, Inc.
(Keys to Recovery) - Marathon
December 1994 7
The Salvation Army - Daytona September 1991 29
The Salvation Army - Ft. Myers December 1991 27
The Salvation Army - Jacksonville September 1991 35
TOTAL 775
Average Per Diem on June 30, 2011 48.62
*Formerly, Bridges of America, Inc., dba St. Petersburg Bridge - July 30, 2001, through July 9, 2009.

WORKLOAD

Table 1A: Nonsecure Treatment Program Enrollment Data by Fiscal Year
  • Enrollments in FY 2007-08 and prior years were over 3000.  In FY 2008-09, enrollments begin dropping and in FY 2010-11, enrollments were only 2503.
  • Over the course of ten (10) years, the number of different offenders participating in a Nonsecure program has dropped from 4,479 to 3,197.
  • There were 915 offenders in the programs on June 30, 2011.
Table 1B: FY 2010-11 Nonsecure Drug Treatment Program Enrollment Data by Facility
  • Most programs have fewer than 100 offenders at any given time.
  • The programs with the largest number of different offenders enrolled during this fiscal year are DACCO-Tampa (529) and Bridges of America, Inc., dba The Orlando Bridge (257).

Outcomes

Table 1C(a): Nonsecure Treatment, Program Outcomes for Offenders by Fiscal Year
  • This table shows outcomes based on a three 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, Nonsecure programs have had a (61.4%) success rate (successful exits divided by successful and unsuccessful exits) since inception.
  • Success rates have remained close over the most recent ten (10) year period, from (61.3%) in FY 1998-99 to (61.7%) in FY 2007-08.
Table 1C(b): Nonsecure Treatment, Program Outcomes for Offenders by Fiscal Year
  • This table shows outcomes based on a two (2) year follow-up after the offender first entered a program of this type. For FY 2008-09, Nonsecure programs had a (59.4%) success rate (successful exits divided by successful and unsuccessful exits).
Table 1D: FY 2010-11 Nonsecure Treatment 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 a low of (36.8%) for The Salvation Army–Daytona Beach to a high of 76.6% for Non-Secure-Panama City Program.
  • The success rates for offenders receiving substance abuse treatment and mental health services in the dual diagnosis programs ranges from 62.5% for DACCO to a high of 85.7% House of Hope, Inc., dba House of Hope & Stepping-Stones.
  • On average, the nonsecure programs had a (55.0%) success rate with each offender exiting their program during this fiscal year.  Administrative exits averaged (10.9%) for the year.  As seen in the prior table many of these administrative exits lead to subsequent enrollments in other programs.

RECOMMITMENTS

Table 1E: FY 2008-09  (2-Year Follow-up), Nonsecure Treatment Recommitment Data by Level of Participation
  • At two (2) years after the program completion, recommitment rates for Nonsecure program completers (26.9%) are substantially lower than for program non-completers (48.5%) and this pattern is true for each recommitment type except for return to supervision for a technical violation.
  • Completers are about half as likely as non-completers to commit a new offense and return to prison (5.0% vs. 8.7%) and less likely to return to supervision for a new offense (2.5% vs. 3.3%).
  • The greatest difference in recommitment rates is between those admissions/returns to prison for a new offense or technical violation who completed the program (16.8%) and those who did not (37.8%).
Table 1F: FY 2007-08  (3-Year Follow-up), Nonsecure Treatment Recommitment Data by Level of Participation
  • For a three (3) year follow-up period, Nonsecure program completers remain lower than non-completers in overall recommitments (33.3% vs. 57.4%).
  • The only category that is greater for completers than non-completers is return to supervision for a technical violation (6.7% vs. 5.9%).
  • The greatest difference in recommitment rates is between those admissions/returns to prison for a new offense or technical violation who completed the program (23.1%) and those who did not (45.3%).