Program Name: Substance Abuse Transitional Re-Entry Program (Licensed by the Department of Children and Families and 65D-30)
Program Duration: Nine (9) to eighteen (18) months (depending upon individuals treatment needs)
Program Description: This program offers a continuum of substance abuse services including prevention, outpatient, and aftercare services. It focuses on the teaching, developing and practicing re-entry/transitional skills necessary for a successful re-entry into the community. Inmates receive services focusing on criminal thinking, family development, anger management, domestic violence, victim awareness and other appropriate topics. Inmates spend six (6) to twelve (12) months involved in intensive programming. Inmates who complete the community based program phase and remain at the site will be involved in the program work component prior to release.
Recipients: Inmates housed in the Florida Department of Corrections who have been mandated for substance abuse participation and work release eligible.
Criteria for admission: Mandated Program Participant; 24 months remaining on mandated 85% sentence; 28 months remaining on mandated 65% sentence; 60 days in the Florida Department of Corrections; 60 days without disciplinary reports; and work release eligible.
Institutional: The programs are implemented in various Community based programs throughout the state.
Partners: Bridges of America, Inc.; The Transition House; Stewart Marchman Behavior Act, Inc.; Community Education Centers, Inc.; Shisa Inc.