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Rick Scott, Governor
Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Division of Development: Improvement and Readiness

Bureau of Readiness and Community Transition

The Bureau of Readiness and Community Transition offers services, develops and fosters resources to facilitate successful reintegration from prison into the community. The Bureau of Readiness and Community Transition advances, coordinates and monitors quality programming to address criminogenic needs for inmates and offenders.

Patrick Mahoney, Chief of Readiness and Community Transition

Patrick Mahoney
Chief of Readiness
and Community Transition


Substance Use

Substance use programming in the institutions and community seeks to treat participants with histories of dependency by focusing on changing the behaviors that led to the addiction. This leads to the creation of a healthy lifestyle and contributes to the safety and security of our institutions and the community.

Community Based Programs

The quality management of contracted residential and outpatient substance use disorder treatment, outpatient mental health and sex offender treatment, post–release transitional housing programs and other diversion programs for offenders on felony supervision.

Re-Entry Centers

Re-Entry Centers focus on preparing inmates for successful transition back into the community by providing comprehensive services that focus on evidence-driven practices. To strengthen the likelihood that inmates will succeed in their transition to the community, FDC has established four re-entry facilities, Gadsden Re-Entry Center, Baker Re-Entry Center, Sago Palm Re-Entry Center and Everglades Re-Entry Center.



Division of Development: Improvement and Readiness
501 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
Main (850) 717–3050
Fax (850) 410–4559
Development@fdc.myflorida.com


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