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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

Nonsecure Substance Abuse Treatment Programs

Nonsecure Substance Abuse Treatment Programsare 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, 2014
Facility Start Date Number of Contracted Beds Funded
Bridges of America, Inc, dba Jacksonville Bridge November 15, 2013 39
Bridges of America, Inc., dba The Orlando Bridge September 1991 91
Bridges of America, Inc., dba The Polk Bridge February 1997 64
CARP-West Palm Beach April 1992 35
DACCO-Tampa Nonsecure December 1991 103
Dual Diagnosis August 2007 28
First Step of Sarasota July 1993 29
Goodwill Industries-Suncoast, Inc. - St. Pete December 1991 26
WestCare GulfCoast-Florida, Inc. July 2009 64
House of Hope, Inc., dba
House of Hope & Stepping-Stones
Nonsecure August 1999 36
Dual Diagnosis February 2000 14
Non-Secure Programs, Inc. - Ocala September 1991 35
Non-Secure Programs, Inc. - Panama City March 1995 58
Non-Secure Programs, Inc. - Pensacola December 1992 45
Non-Secure Programs, Inc. - Tallahassee October 2000 45
Spectrum Programs, Inc. - Miami July 2007 43
Susan B. Anthony Center, Inc. - Lauderhill March 2000 15
The Village South, Inc. October 2011 7
The Salvation Army - Daytona September 1991 32
The Salvation Army - Ft. Myers December 1991 29
TOTAL 838
Average Per Diem on June 30, 2014 $49.61
Tampa Crossroads, Inc. - Tampa contracted program closed on June 30, 2013;
The Salvation Army-Jacksonville contracted program closed on November 30, 2013.

WORKLOAD

Table 1A: Nonsecure Treatment Program Enrollment Data by Fiscal Year
  • Enrollment increased in (FY 1999-00) to more than 3,500 and have steadily decreased with enrollments dropping to 2,390 in (FY 2013-14).
  • Over the course of ten (10) years, the number of different offenders participating in a Nonsecure program has dropped from 4,479 to less than 3,100.
  • There were 889 offenders in the programs on June 30, 2014.
Table 1B: FY 2013-14 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 (421) and Bridges of America, Inc., dba The Orlando Bridge (299).

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 (61.3%) 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 (61.9%) in FY 1999-00 to (55.4%) in FY 2010-11.
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 2011-12, Nonsecure programs had a (61.7%) success rate (successful exits divided by successful and unsuccessful exits).
Table 1D: FY 2013-14 Nonsecure Treatment Exit Data (Event-Based) by Facility
  • Reviewing the outcome of the offender’s experience in each program from the beginning of FY 2013-14 through June 30, 2014, the success rate varies from a low of (45.2%) for CARP to a high of (77.9%) for DACCO.
  • On average, these programs had a (59.9%) success rate with each offender exiting their program during this fiscal year.  Administrative exits averaged (12.2%) 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 2011-12  (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 (24.4%) are substantially lower than for program non-completers (49.0%) and this pattern is true for each recommitment type.
  • Completers are about half as likely as non-completers to commit a new offense and return to prison (3.8% vs. 8.3%) and less likely to return to supervision for a new offense (1.4% 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 (17.5%) and those who did not (40.6%).
Table 1F: FY 2010-11  (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 (30.5% vs. 55.4%).
  • The only category that is greater for completers than non-completers is return to supervision for a technical violation (7.1% vs. 4.7%).
  • The greatest difference in recommitment rates is between those admissions/returns to prison for a new offense or technical violation who completed the program (18.8%) and those who did not (45.1%).


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