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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 community-based residential programs for selected offenders under Department supervision and recently released inmates. The program consists of a four (4) to six (6) month Residential Program Phase. Phase I, followed by a three (3) to six (6) month extended Support and Follow-up Services Phase (Phase II), during which participants reside within the community. The PRC offers a sentencing alternative to the courts, while providing a resource for participants who experience difficulty meeting their court-imposed financial obligations to victims, the courts, and the Department. Additionally, PRCs provide transitional assistance to newly-released inmates during their re-entry into the community. The program provides a continuum of services that offer at a minimum employability, job placement, budgeting skills development and assistance, vocational and educational training through linkages to community-based employers and providers, substance abuse services, transitional housing, support services to facilitate successful participation in the community, other such services to promote personal responsibility, self-improvement, and public safety.

Profiles of Probation & Restitution Centers
On June 30, 2014
Facility Status Number of Contracted Beds Funded
*Non-Secure Programs, Inc. June 2003 70
Phoenix House of Florida July 2010 40
TOTAL 110
Average Per Diem on June 30, 2014 $39.92
*Jacksonville PRC-The Salvation Army closed on June 30, 2013.

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 2013-14 (296) than the previous year, FY 2012-13 (305).
  • In FY 2013-14, (389) different offenders participated in a PRC.
  • On June 30, 2014, there were (71) offenders enrolled in the program.
Table 3B: FY 2013-14 PRC Enrollment Data by Facility
  • Non-Secure Programs, Inc.,/Orlando-PRC had the highest number of different offenders enrolled in FY 2013-14, (231).
  • There were 71 offenders in PRCs on June 30, 2014.

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 (37.2%) success rate (successful exits divided by successful and unsuccessful exits) from FY 2001-02 to FY 2010-11.
  • Success rates have decreased from (33.2%) in FY 2009-10 to (28.4%) in FY 2010-11.
  • The proportion of offenders whose final program outcome is an administrative exit has averaged (11.6%) from FY 2001-02 to FY 2010-11.
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 2011-12, the PRC program had a (37.3%) success rate (successful exits divided by successful and unsuccessful exits).
Table 3D: FY 2013-14 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 (39.5%) for Phoenix House PRC to (25.7%) for Non-Secure Programs, Inc. – Orlando PRC.
  • On average, these programs had a (31.0%) success rate with offenders exiting their program during FY 2013-14. Administrative exits averaged (10.8%) 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 2011-12  (2-Year Follow-up), PRC Recommitment Data by Level of Participation
  • At two (2) years past program completion, recommitment rates for PRC program completers (24.4%) are lower than for program non-completers (70.6%).
  • Prison recommitments (new offense or technical) for program completers are substantially lower than that for non-completers (21.1% vs. 64.7%).
  • There is a slightly higher rate of return to supervision (new offense or technical) for non-completers (6.0%) than completers (3.3%).
Table 3F: FY 2010-11  (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 (27.5% vs. 65.5%).
  • The greatest differences are for recommitment to prison (new offense or technical) for completers (21.7%) and non-completers (53.5%).
  • There is a slightly higher rate of return to supervision (new offense or technical) for non-completers (11.9%) than completers (5.8%).


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