(a) In addition to those otherwise provided by law, the Division of Adult Correction shall have the following duties:
(1) To enter into contractual agreements with eligible entities for the operation of community-based corrections programs and monitor compliance with those agreements.
(2) To develop the minimum program standards, policies, and rules for community-based corrections programs and to consult with the Department of Health and Human Services on those standards, policies, and rules that are applicable to licensed and credentialed substance abuse services.
(3) To monitor, oversee, and evaluate contracted service providers.
(4) To act as an information clearinghouse regarding community-based corrections programs.
(5) To collaborate with the Department of Health and Human Services on focusing treatment resources on high-risk and moderate to high need offenders on probation, parole, and post-release supervision.
(b) The Section of Community Corrections of the Division of Adult Correction shall develop and publish a recidivism reduction plan for the State that accomplishes the following:
(1) Articulates a goal of reducing revocations among people on probation and post-release supervision by twenty percent (20%) from the rate in the 2009-2010 fiscal year.
(2) Identifies the number of people on probation and post-release supervision in each county that are in the priority population and have a likely need for substance abuse and/or mental health treatment, employment, education, and/or housing.
(3) Identifies the program models that research has shown to be effective at reducing recidivism for the target population and ranks those programs based on their cost-effectiveness.
(4) Propose a plan to fund the provision of the most cost-effective programs and services across the State. The plan shall describe the number and types of programs and/or services to be funded in each region of the State and how that program capacity compares with the needs of the target population in that region.
(c) The Division of Adult Correction shall report by March 1 of each year to the Chairs of the Senate and House of Representatives Appropriations Committees, the Senate and House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittees on Justice and Public Safety, and the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Justice and Public Safety on the status of the Treatment for Effective Community Supervision Program. The report shall include the following information:
(1) The dollar amount and purpose of funds provided on a contractual basis to service providers for the previous fiscal year.
(2) An analysis of offender participation data received, including the following:
a. The number of people on probation and post-release supervision that are in the priority population that received services.
b. The number of people on probation and post-release supervision that are in the priority population that did not receive services.
c. The number of people on probation and post-release supervision outside of the priority population that received services.
d. The type of services provided to these populations.
e. The rate of revocations and successful completions for people who received services.
f. Other measures as determined appropriate.
(3) The dollar amount needed to provide additional services to meet the needs of the priority population in the upcoming budget year.
(4) Details of personnel, travel, contractual, operating, and equipment expenditures for each program type. (2011-145, s. 19.1(h), (k); 2011-192, s. 6(b); 2012-83, s. 56.)
Last modified: March 23, 2014