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Rick Scott, Governor
Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Executive Summary

Probation and Restitution Centers (PRCs) Phase I

Probation and Restitution Centers (PRCs) are highly structured community-based residential prison diversion programs.  The length of stay in the program is based on individual offender/resident needs and program design.  Offender/residents participate in group counseling and case management sessions.  The social learning environment provides offenders/residents with continuous peer support and challenges in daily living skills.  The major learning themes are criminal thinking patterns, life skills, budgeting, personal responsibility and accountability, and employment readiness or skills training.  Offender/residents prepare for re-entry into the work environment and transition into the community.  The program provides a sentencing alternative and a resource for supervised offenders who are experiencing difficulty complying with their conditions of supervision and meeting their court ordered financial obligations.  The program also provides transition assistance to recently released inmates.

The PRC program consists of two (2) phases.  Phase I, the Intensive Programming Component Phase (IPC) and Phase II, the Work Component Phase (WCP).  The total time in the PRC Program shall be based on the individual offender needs and shall not exceed twelve (12) months, unless otherwise stipulated by court order.  During the WCP offenders/residents will begin to make payments on their court-ordered financial obligations and pay a daily subsistence fee to the contractor.
Profiles of Probation & Restitution Centers
On June 30, 2012
Facility Status Number of Contracted Beds Funded
Jacksonville PRC – The Salvation Army August 1999 20
*Non-Secure Programs, Inc. June 2003 70
Phoenix House of Florida July 2010 40
TOTAL 130
Average Per Diem on June 30, 2012 $40.82
*Orlando PRC-WestCare Florida, Inc. (Original Vendor)

Workload

Table 3A: PRC Enrollment Data by Fiscal Year
  • PRC facilities had 1,171 new enrollments in FY 1999-00. Enrollments dropped to 645 in FY 2000-01 and to a low of 228 in FY 2002-03 due to the anticipated closure of PRCs. Enrollments are slightly lower in FY 2011-12 (381) than the previous year, FY 2010-11 (312).
  • In FY 2011-12, (474) different offenders participated in a PRC.
  • On June 30, 2012, there were (132) offenders enrolled in the program.
Table 3B: FY 2011-12 PRC Enrollment Data by Facility
  • Non-Secure Programs, Inc./Orlando-PRC had the highest number of different offenders enrolled in FY 2011-12, (268).
  • There were 132 offenders in PRCs on June 30, 2012.

Outcomes

Table 3C(a): PRC Outcomes for Offenders by Fiscal Year
  • This table shows outcomes based on a three (3) 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, PRCs had a (42.5%) success rate (successful exits divided by successful and unsuccessful exits) from FY 1999-00 to FY 2008-09.
  • Success rates have decreased from (38.9%) in FY 2007-08 to (28.4%) in FY 2008-09.
  • The proportion of offenders whose final program outcome is an administrative exit has averaged (11.1%) from FY 1999-00 to FY 2008-09.
Table 3C(b): PRC Outcomes for Offenders by Fiscal Year
  • This table shows outcomes based on a two (2) year follow-up after the offender first entered a PRC. For FY 2009-10, the PRC program had a (32.9%) success rate (successful exits divided by successful and unsuccessful exits).
Table 3D: FY 2011-12 PRC 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 (27.5%) for the The Salvation Army Jacksonville PRC, to (83.3%) for Non-Secure Programs Inc. – Pensacola PRC.
  • On average, these programs had a (30.1%) success rate with offenders exiting their program during FY 2011-12. Administrative exits averaged (15.8%) for the year. As seen in the prior table, many of these administrative exits lead to subsequent enrollments in other programs.

Recommitments

Table 3E: FY 2009-10  (2-Year Follow-up), PRC Recommitment Data by Level of Participation
  • At two (2) years past program completion, recommitment rates for PRC program completers (20.5%) are lower than for program non-completers (57.5%).
  • Prison recommitments (new offense or technical) for program completers are less than half that for non-completers (9.6% vs. 47.8%).
  • There is a slightly lower rate of return to supervision (new offense or technical) for completers (10.8%) than non-completers (9.7%).
Table 3F: FY 2008-09  (3-Year Follow-up), PRC Recommitment Data by Level of Participation
  • For a three (3) year follow-up period, PRC program completers remain lower than non-completers in overall recommitments (30.0% vs. 67.5%).
  • The greatest differences are for recommitment to prison (new offense or technical) for completers (20.0%) and non-completers (58.0%).
  • There is a slightly higher rate of return to supervision (new offense or technical) for completers (10.0%) than non-completers (9.5%).


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