The Crime and Justice Institute (CJI) partnered with the Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) in 2019 to examine the factors driving revocations of community supervision—including probation and community control–and identify opportunities to safely reduce revocations and enhance public safety. This publication summarizes some of the findings and recommendations included in CJI’s 2022 report, Improving Outcomes and Safely Reducing Revocations from Community Supervision in Florida.
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Key Findings: Improving Outcomes and Safely Reducing Revocations from Community Supervision in Florida
Improving Outcomes and Safely Reducing Revocations from Community Supervision in Florida
Supported by Arnold Ventures, a non-partisan philanthropic organization, CJI examined Florida’s community supervision system and found, over a decade:
- Nearly one half of people on community supervision are revoked
- 57% of all revoked from community supervision are revoked due to technical violations (as opposed to new offenses)
- 31% of people revoked from community supervision received prison time, and another 33% received jail time
Based on these findings, CJI identified fourteen opportunities to strengthen supervision practices and reduce recidivism.
In addition to the Florida-specific report, CJI released a national report highlighting the thematic findings across four states and recommending strategies that could be applicable to states and supervision agencies throughout the country. Over the next two years, CJI will provide support to FDC in implementing recommendations outlined in this brief.