Presentation on theme: "1 Governors Ex-Offender Task Force Recommendations Charlie Crist, Governor James R. McDonough, Secretary March 13, 2007."— Presentation transcript:
1 Governors Ex-Offender Task Force Recommendations Charlie Crist, Governor James R. McDonough, Secretary March 13, 2007
2 Projected increase to Inmate Population Critical Facility Maintenance Department Revitalization Vehicle and Medical Equipment Replacement Anti-Recidivism The Departments Legislative Budget Request FY 2007-08
3 Ways to Lower Recidivism 1) Employment –Vocational Training 2) Education 3) Treatment 4) Life Management –[+ Drivers License, Social Security Card]
4 SUPPORT Expand Education and Vocational Programming Increase Substance Abuse Treatment Expand Job Training Through Third Party Resources Expand Work Release Through Outsourcing Begin Pre-Release Planning At Reception ANTI-RECIDIVISM & PROGRAMS TASK FORCE RECOMMENDATIONS
5 Agency for Workforce Innovation PRIDE Habitat for Humanity Florida Home Builders Association SPECTER Program Workforce Boards New Vocational Programs Partnerships with Local Education Agencies to provide programs Reestablish Adult Education programs Inmate Literacy Pilot Inmate Teaching Assistant ANTI-RECIDIVISM & PROGRAMS CURRENT EFFORTS AT THE DEPARTMENT
6 $4 million to increase contracted in-prison substance abuse treatment $1.5 million to restore community corrections residential beds $3.3 million to increase educational programs ANTI-RECIDIVISM & PROGRAMS LEGISLATIVE BUDGET REQUEST
7 ANTI-RECIDIVISM & PROGRAMS TASK FORCE RECOMMENDATIONS CANNOT SUPPORT Transform Six More Facilities Into Faith-and Character-Based Facilities within next two years. Create Transitional Release Centers Create a Transition Authority Revision of Mission Statement to explicitly address successful reentry
8 TASK FORCE RECOMMENDATION Reduce Financial Strain on Inmate Families FDC has successfully reduced the cost of inmate phone calls. FDC has reduced the cost of canteen items for inmates and family members in visiting areas. LBR Request: $4.6 million for restoration of administrative process fees for inmate bank Exploring utilization of calling cards.
9 Acknowledgment FDC concurs with many of Governors Ex- Offender Task Force recommendations. We are continuously looking to improve the level of service to our inmates. FDC appreciates the hard work and dedication to the needs of our population.
10 Governors Ex-Offender Task Force Recommendations Charlie Crist, Governor James R. McDonough, Secretary March 13, 2007