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The Transition from Prison to Community Initiative (TPCI) is an evidence-based reentry initiative begun by the National Institute of Corrections in 2001, which comprises a model and implementation strategy.
In the early part of the 21st century, the United States saw an unprecedented growth in the prison population from the shift from rehabilitation to incapacitation, which resulted in large number of offenders reentering communities across the nation. Two-thirds of these individuals returned to prison within three years as a result of new crime or violation of supervision. During this same period of time, many states and jurisdictions were facing significant budget shortfalls. During 2001 and 2002, National Institute of Corrections (NIC) convened five workgroups made-up of practitioners, researchers, and policy experts in an effort to intervene and break this costly cycle. The workgroups met periodically and debated lessons emerging from the field and promising research that could help reshape this practice. The result of the workgroups is the Transition from Prison to Community Initiative (TPCI).
The Department of Corrections is implementing the TPC Model in Florida through technical assistance provided by the Center for Effective Policy and North Pointe. TPCI will be the road map for reentry in Florida.
Florida created two teams and series of focus groups to begin the implementation of TPCI in Florida: