Office of Programs and Re-Entry
The Office of Programs and Re-Entry is committed to leadership in rehabilitative programs that support the improvement and readiness of lives in our custody. By employing evidence-driven strategies, the Office of Programs and Re-Entry increases security and public safety by providing programming for productive learning, positively transforming behaviors, and teaching pro-social skills that assists with re-integration into communities.
Four sections under the direction of the Office of Programs and Re-Entry supports the following disciplines:
The Bureau of Program Development (BPD) provides program analysis and evidenced-driven practices to advance predictive proven outcomes.
The Bureau of Education is responsible for the administration of academic and career and technical education, library services, specialized population programming and cognitive behavioral programming.
The Bureau of Substance Use Treatment is responsible for services that assist in the transition period between incarceration and return to community. These services include Re-Entry institutions, community and in-prison based behavioral health and substance use disorder programs, and other release services.
Chaplaincy Services provides for the spiritual needs of inmates and offenders, coordinates religious education, and provides constitutional service for the Florida Department of Corrections allowing the greatest amount of freedom and opportunity for inmates to pursue individual religious beliefs and practices consistent with the security of FDC facilities.
Volunteering with FDC is a rewarding experience for individual citizens. Volunteering is also important to safety and security of our institutions and facilities and important to the administration of our inmate and offender programming. FDC recruits, trains and supervises the services of over 19,000 volunteers statewide.
- Program Clearinghouse
- Academic Education
- Career and Technical Education (CTE)
- Library Services
- Substance Use
- Mental Health (Community)
- Diversion Programs
- Re-Entry Centers
- Resource Directory
- Volunteer Services
- Worship/Religious Education Programs and Services
- Religious Diet Program
- Faith and Character Based Programs