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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Program Name:Community Corrections Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Programs (two types)

  • Short Term (Nonsecure) Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Programs
  • Long Term (Secure) Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Programs

Program Duration: The program duration for the Short Term (Nonsecure) Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program is six (6) to eight (8) months, generally completed in six (6) months.

The program duration for Long Term (Secure) Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program shall not exceed eighteen (18) months.

Program Description: The Department's contracted community-based residential substance abuse treatment programs (both Short Term and Long Term) are specifically designed to provide services to supervised offenders who have a substance abuse problem or who have a history of non-responsiveness to previous treatment opportunities and require residential treatment. Offenders placed in these programs may also have a history of successful periods of being clean and sober with repeated periods of relapse (a return to using). These programs, through a Therapeutic Community (TC) model, focus on changing the offenders' behaviors to assist them in their recovery from substance abuse, gain meaningful employment, succeed in their reentry back into the community and successfully complete their period of community supervision. The "Guide"* provides a more detailed program description.

Recipients: Recipients for both types of programs must be offenders who are on felony supervision with the Department of Corrections.

Criteria for admission: Offenders must be under the legal supervision of the Department of Corrections and court-ordered into the treatment program by a sentencing court or a releasing authority. This includes offenders on interstate compact.

Agency Wide Implementation: Both types of programs are located in various Judicial Circuits throughout the State.

*Community Based Residential Treatment Programs A Guide to Services and Program Requirements