2005 Florida Code - CRIMINAL PROCEDURE AND CORRECTIONS PROBATION AND COMMUNITY CONTROLChapter 948

CHAPTER 948

PROBATION AND COMMUNITY CONTROL

948.001  Definitions.

948.01  When court may place defendant on probation or into community control.

948.011  When court may impose fine and place on probation or into community control as an alternative to imprisonment.

948.012  Split sentence of probation or community control and imprisonment.

948.013  Administrative probation.

948.014  Requirement to submit to drawing of blood or other biological specimens.

948.015  Presentence investigation reports.

948.03  Terms and conditions of probation.

948.031  Condition of probation or community control; public service.

948.032  Condition of probation; restitution.

948.034  Terms and conditions of probation; community residential drug punishment centers.

948.0345  Community service alternative to fine; fine disposal.

948.035  Residential treatment as a condition of probation or community control.

948.036  Work programs as a condition of probation, community control, or other court-ordered community supervision.

948.037  Education and learning as a condition of probation or community control.

948.038  Batterers' intervention program as a condition of probation, community control, or other court-ordered community supervision.

948.039  Special terms and conditions of probation or community control imposed by court order.

948.04  Period of probation; duty of probationer; early termination.

948.05  Court to admonish or commend probationer or offender in community control.

948.06  Violation of probation or community control; revocation; modification; continuance; failure to pay restitution or cost of supervision.

948.061  Identifying, assessing, and monitoring high-risk sex offenders on community supervision; providing cumulative criminal and supervision histories on the Internet.

948.062  Reviewing and reporting serious offenses committed by offenders placed on probation or community control.

948.063  Violations of probation or community control by designated sexual offenders and sexual predators.

948.08  Pretrial intervention program.

948.09  Payment for cost of supervision and rehabilitation.

948.10  Community control programs.

948.101  Terms and conditions of community control and criminal quarantine community control.

948.11  Electronic monitoring devices.

948.12  Intensive supervision for postprison release of violent offenders.

948.15  Misdemeanor probation services.

948.16  Misdemeanor pretrial substance abuse education and treatment intervention program.

948.20  Drug offender probation.

948.30  Additional terms and conditions of probation or community control for certain sex offenses.

948.31  Diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of offenders placed on probation or community control for certain sex offenses or child exploitation.

948.32  Requirements of law enforcement agency upon arrest of persons for certain sex offenses.

948.50  Short title.

948.51  Community corrections assistance to counties or county consortiums.

948.90  Local offender advisory councils.

948.001  Definitions.--As used in this chapter, the term:

(1)  "Administrative probation" means a form of noncontact supervision in which an offender who presents a low risk of harm to the community may, upon satisfactory completion of half the term of probation, be transferred by the Department of Corrections to nonreporting status until expiration of the term of supervision.

(2)  "Community control" means a form of intensive, supervised custody in the community, including surveillance on weekends and holidays, administered by officers with restricted caseloads. Community control is an individualized program in which the freedom of an offender is restricted within the community, home, or noninstitutional residential placement and specific sanctions are imposed and enforced.

(3)  "Criminal quarantine community control" means intensive supervision, by officers with restricted caseloads, with a condition of 24-hour-per-day electronic monitoring, and a condition of confinement to a designated residence during designated hours.

(4)  "Drug offender probation" means a form of intensive supervision which emphasizes treatment of drug offenders in accordance with individualized treatment plans administered by officers with restricted caseloads. Caseloads should be restricted to a maximum of 50 cases per officer in order to ensure an adequate level of staffing.

(5)  "Probation" means a form of community supervision requiring specified contacts with parole and probation officers and other terms and conditions as provided in s. 948.03.

(6)  "Qualified practitioner" means a psychiatrist licensed under chapter 458 or chapter 459, a psychologist licensed under chapter 490, or a social worker, a mental health counselor, or a marriage and family therapist licensed under chapter 491 who, as determined by rule of the respective boards, has the coursework, training, qualifications, and experience to evaluate and treat sex offenders.

(7)  "Risk assessment" means an assessment completed by an independent qualified practitioner to evaluate the level of risk associated when a sex offender has contact with a child.

(8)  "Safety plan" means a written document prepared by the qualified practitioner, in collaboration with the sex offender, the child's parent or legal guardian, and, when appropriate, the child which establishes clear roles and responsibilities for each individual involved in any contact between the child and the sex offender.

(9)  "Community residential drug punishment center" means a residential drug punishment center designated by the Department of Corrections. The Department of Corrections shall adopt rules as necessary to define and operate such a center.

(10)  "Sex offender probation" or "sex offender community control" means a form of intensive supervision, with or without electronic monitoring, which emphasizes treatment and supervision of a sex offender in accordance with an individualized treatment plan administered by an officer who has a restricted caseload and specialized training. An officer who supervises an offender placed on sex offender probation or sex offender community control must meet as necessary with a treatment provider and polygraph examiner to develop and implement the supervision and treatment plan, if a treatment provider and polygraph examiner specially trained in the treatment and monitoring of sex offenders are reasonably available.

History.--s. 11, ch. 83-131; s. 13, ch. 91-225; s. 32, ch. 92-310; s. 3, ch. 93-59; s. 13, ch. 93-227; s. 80, ch. 95-211; s. 2, ch. 97-308; s. 1, ch. 2004-373; s. 3, ch. 2005-67.

948.01  When court may place defendant on probation or into community control.--

(1)  Any court of the state having original jurisdiction of criminal actions may at a time to be determined by the court, either with or without an adjudication of the guilt of the defendant, hear and determine the question of the probation of a defendant in a criminal case, except for an offense punishable by death, who has been found guilty by the verdict of a jury, has entered a plea of guilty or a plea of nolo contendere, or has been found guilty by the court trying the case without a jury. If the court places the defendant on probation or into community control for a felony, the department shall provide immediate supervision by an officer employed in compliance with the minimum qualifications for officers as provided in s. 943.13. In no circumstances shall a private entity provide probationary or supervision services to felony or misdemeanor offenders sentenced or placed on probation or other supervision by the circuit court.

(2)  If it appears to the court upon a hearing of the matter that the defendant is not likely again to engage in a criminal course of conduct and that the ends of justice and the welfare of society do not require that the defendant presently suffer the penalty imposed by law, the court, in its discretion, may either adjudge the defendant to be guilty or stay and withhold the adjudication of guilt; and, in either case, it shall stay and withhold the imposition of sentence upon such defendant and shall place the defendant upon probation. However, no defendant placed on probation for a misdemeanor may be placed under the supervision of the department unless the circuit court was the court of original jurisdiction.

(3)  If, after considering the provisions of subsection (2) and the offender's prior record or the seriousness of the offense, it appears to the court in the case of a felony disposition that probation is an unsuitable dispositional alternative to imprisonment, the court may place the offender in a community control program as provided in s. 948.10. Or, in a case of prior disposition of a felony commitment, upon motion of the offender or the department or upon its own motion, the court may, within the period of its retained jurisdiction following commitment, suspend the further execution of the disposition and place the offender in a community control program upon such terms as the court may require. The court may consult with a local offender advisory council pursuant to s. 948.90 with respect to the placement of an offender into community control. Not later than 3 working days before the hearing on the motion, the department shall forward to the court all relevant material on the offender's progress while in custody. If this sentencing alternative to incarceration is utilized, the court shall:

(a)  Determine what community-based sanctions will be imposed in the community control plan. Community-based sanctions may include, but are not limited to, rehabilitative restitution in money or in kind, curfew, revocation or suspension of the driver's license, community service, deprivation of nonessential activities or privileges, or other appropriate restraints on the offender's liberty.

(b)  After appropriate sanctions for the offense are determined, develop, approve, and order a plan of community control which contains rules, requirements, conditions, and programs that are designed to encourage noncriminal functional behavior and promote the rehabilitation of the offender and the protection of the community. If the offense was a controlled substance violation, the conditions shall include a requirement that the offender submit to random substance abuse testing intermittently throughout the term of supervision, upon the direction of the correctional probation officer as defined in s. 943.10(3).

(c)  Require the department to provide notifications pursuant to s. 948.10(7).

(4)  The sanctions imposed by order of the court shall be commensurate with the seriousness of the offense. When community control or a program of public service is ordered by the court, the duration of community control supervision or public service may not be longer than the sentence that could have been imposed if the offender had been committed for the offense or a period not to exceed 2 years, whichever is less. When restitution or public service is ordered by the court, the amount of restitution or public service may not be greater than an amount which the offender could reasonably be expected to pay or perform.

(5)  The imposition of sentence may not be suspended and the defendant thereupon placed on probation or into community control unless the defendant is placed under the custody of the department or another public or private entity. A private entity may not provide probationary or supervision services to felony or misdemeanor offenders sentenced or placed on probation or other supervision by the circuit court.

(6)  When the court, under any of the foregoing subsections, places a defendant on probation or into community control, it may specify that the defendant serve all or part of the probationary or community control period in a community residential or nonresidential facility under the jurisdiction of the Department of Corrections or the Department of Children and Family Services or any public or private entity providing such services, and it shall require the payment prescribed in s. 948.09.

History.--s. 20, ch. 20519, 1941; s. 7, ch. 22858, 1945; s. 1, ch. 59-130; s. 1, ch. 61-498; s. 1, ch. 65-453; s. 1, ch. 67-204; ss. 12, 13, ch. 74-112; s. 3, ch. 75-301; s. 3, ch. 76-238; s. 90, ch. 77-120; s. 1, ch. 77-174; s. 109, ch. 79-3; s. 13, ch. 83-131; s. 14, ch. 85-288; s. 1, ch. 86-106; s. 4, ch. 87-211; s. 69, ch. 88-122; s. 36, ch. 89-526; ss. 7, 16, ch. 90-337; ss. 2, 14, ch. 91-225; ss. 1, 15, ch. 91-280; s. 14, ch. 93-227; s. 17, ch. 96-322; s. 21, ch. 97-78; s. 1876, ch. 97-102; s. 6, ch. 97-239; s. 13, ch. 98-81; s. 121, ch. 99-3; s. 323, ch. 99-8; s. 3, ch. 2000-246; s. 4, ch. 2001-55; ss. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 40, ch. 2004-373.

948.011  When court may impose fine and place on probation or into community control as an alternative to imprisonment.--When the law authorizes the placing of a defendant on probation, and when the defendant's offense is punishable by both fine and imprisonment, the trial court may, in its discretion, impose a fine upon him or her and place him or her on probation or into community control as an alternative to imprisonment.

History.--s. 1, ch. 59-175; s. 14, ch. 83-131; s. 1683, ch. 97-102; s. 13, ch. 2004-373.

948.012  Split sentence of probation or community control and imprisonment.--

(1)  Whenever punishment by imprisonment for a misdemeanor or a felony, except for a capital felony, is prescribed, the court, in its discretion, may, at the time of sentencing, impose a split sentence whereby the defendant is to be placed on probation or, with respect to any such felony, into community control upon completion of any specified period of such sentence which may include a term of years or less. In such case, the court shall stay and withhold the imposition of the remainder of sentence imposed upon the defendant and direct that the defendant be placed upon probation or into community control after serving such period as may be imposed by the court. The period of probation or community control shall commence immediately upon the release of the defendant from incarceration, whether by parole or gain-time allowances.

(2)  The court may also impose a split sentence whereby the defendant is sentenced to a term of probation which may be followed by a period of incarceration or, with respect to a felony, into community control, as follows:

(a)  If the offender meets the terms and conditions of probation or community control, any term of incarceration may be modified by court order to eliminate the term of incarceration.

(b)  If the offender does not meet the terms and conditions of probation or community control, the court may revoke, modify, or continue the probation or community control as provided in s. 948.06. If the probation or community control is revoked, the court may impose any sentence that it could have imposed at the time the offender was placed on probation or community control. The court may not provide credit for time served for any portion of a probation or community control term toward a subsequent term of probation or community control. However, the court may not impose a subsequent term of probation or community control which, when combined with any amount of time served on preceding terms of probation or community control for offenses pending before the court for sentencing, would exceed the maximum penalty allowable as provided in s. 775.082. Such term of incarceration shall be served under applicable law or county ordinance governing service of sentences in state or county jurisdiction. This paragraph does not prohibit any other sanction provided by law.

(3)  The court may also impose split probation whereby, upon satisfactory completion of half the term of probation, the Department of Corrections may place the offender on administrative probation for the remainder of the term of supervision.

(4)  Effective for offenses committed on or after September 1, 2005, the court must impose a split sentence pursuant to subsection (1) for any person who is convicted of a life felony for lewd and lascivious molestation pursuant to s. 800.04(5)(b) if the court imposes a term of years in accordance with 1s. 775.082(3)4.b. rather than life imprisonment. The probation or community control portion of the split sentence imposed by the court for a defendant must extend for the duration of the defendant's natural life and include a condition that he or she be electronically monitored.

History.--s. 1, ch. 67-204; s. 12, ch. 74-112; s. 13, ch. 83-131; s. 14, ch. 85-288; s. 14, ch. 91-225; s. 1, ch. 91-280; s. 21, ch. 97-78; s. 121, ch. 99-3; ss. 4, 8, 9, ch. 2004-373; s. 14, ch. 2005-28.

1Note.--The referenced provision does not exist. Section 4, ch. 2005-28, amended s. 775.082(3)(a) and added subparagraph 4., which includes sub-subparagraph b. relating to a split sentence penalty.

Note.--Former s. 948.01(6), (11), (12).

948.013  Administrative probation.--

(1)  The Department of Corrections may establish procedures for transferring an offender to administrative probation. The department may collect an initial processing fee of up to $50 for each probationer transferred to administrative probation. The offender is exempt from further payment for the cost of supervision as required in s. 948.09.

(2)  Effective for an offense committed on or after July 1, 1998, a person is ineligible for placement on administrative probation if the person is sentenced to or is serving a term of probation or community control, regardless of the conviction or adjudication, for committing, or attempting, conspiring, or soliciting to commit, any of the felony offenses described in s. 787.01 or s. 787.02, where the victim is a minor and the defendant is not the victim's parent; s. 787.025; chapter 794; s. 796.03; s. 800.04; s. 825.1025(2)(b); s. 827.071; s. 847.0133; s. 847.0135; or s. 847.0145.

History.--s. 13, ch. 98-81; s. 3, ch. 2000-246; s. 12, ch. 2004-373.

Note.--Subsection (2) former s. 948.01(15).

948.014  Requirement to submit to drawing of blood or other biological specimens.--

(1)  As a condition of probation, community control, or any other court-ordered community supervision, the court shall order persons convicted of offenses specified in s. 943.325 to submit to the drawing of the blood or other biological specimens as prescribed in that section as a condition of the probation, community control, or other court-ordered community supervision.

(2)  For the purposes of this section, conviction shall include a finding of guilty, or entry of a plea of nolo contendere or guilty, regardless of adjudication, or, in the case of a juvenile, the finding of delinquency.

(3)  Any order issued pursuant to this section shall also require the convicted person to reimburse the appropriate agency for the costs of drawing and transmitting the blood or other biological specimens to the Department of Law Enforcement.

History.--s. 53, ch. 95-283; s. 15, ch. 98-251; s. 122, ch. 99-3; ss. 23, 24, ch. 2004-373.

Note.--Former s. 948.03(10), (11).

948.015  Presentence investigation reports.--The circuit court, when the defendant in a criminal case has been found guilty or has entered a plea of nolo contendere or guilty and has a lowest permissible sentence under the Criminal Punishment Code of any nonstate prison sanction, may refer the case to the department for investigation or recommendation. Upon such referral, the department shall make the following report in writing at a time specified by the court prior to sentencing. The full report shall include:

(1)  A complete description of the situation surrounding the criminal activity with which the offender has been charged, including a synopsis of the trial transcript, if one has been made; nature of the plea agreement, including the number of counts waived, the pleas agreed upon, the sentence agreed upon, and any additional terms of agreement; and, at the offender's discretion, his or her version and explanation of the criminal activity.

(2)  The offender's sentencing status, including whether the offender is a first offender, a habitual or violent offender, a youthful offender, or is currently on probation.

(3)  The offender's prior record of arrests and convictions.

(4)  The offender's educational background.

(5)  The offender's employment background, including any military record, present employment status, and occupational capabilities.

(6)  The offender's financial status, including total monthly income and estimated total debts.

(7)  The social history of the offender, including his or her family relationships, marital status, interests, and activities.

(8)  The residence history of the offender.

(9)  The offender's medical history and, as appropriate, a psychological or psychiatric evaluation.

(10)  Information about the environments to which the offender might return or to which the offender could be sent should a sentence of nonincarceration or community supervision be imposed by the court, and consideration of the offender's plan concerning employment supervision and treatment.

(11)  Information about any resources available to assist the offender, such as:

(a)  Treatment centers.

(b)  Residential facilities.

(c)  Career training programs.

(d)  Special education programs.

(e)  Services that may preclude or supplement commitment to the department.

(12)  The views of the person preparing the report as to the offender's motivations and ambitions and an assessment of the offender's explanations for his or her criminal activity.

(13)  An explanation of the offender's criminal record, if any, including his or her version and explanation of any previous offenses.

(14)  A statement regarding the extent of any victim's loss or injury.

(15)  A recommendation as to disposition by the court. The department shall make a written determination as to the reasons for its recommendation, and shall include an evaluation of the following factors:

(a)  The appropriateness or inappropriateness of community facilities, programs, or services for treatment or supervision for the offender.

(b)  The ability or inability of the department to provide an adequate level of supervision for the offender in the community and a statement of what constitutes an adequate level of supervision.

(c)  The existence of other treatment modalities which the offender could use but which do not exist at present in the community.

History.--s. 3, ch. 91-280; s. 1684, ch. 97-102; s. 33, ch. 97-194; s. 18, ch. 98-204; s. 64, ch. 2004-357.

948.03  Terms and conditions of probation.--

(1)  The court shall determine the terms and conditions of probation. Conditions specified in this section do not require oral pronouncement at the time of sentencing and may be considered standard conditions of probation. These conditions may include among them the following, that the probationer or offender in community control shall:

(a)  Report to the probation and parole supervisors as directed.

(b)  Permit such supervisors to visit him or her at his or her home or elsewhere.

(c)  Work faithfully at suitable employment insofar as may be possible.

(d)  Remain within a specified place.

(e)  Make reparation or restitution to the aggrieved party for the damage or loss caused by his or her offense in an amount to be determined by the court. The court shall make such reparation or restitution a condition of probation, unless it determines that clear and compelling reasons exist to the contrary. If the court does not order restitution, or orders restitution of only a portion of the damages, as provided in s. 775.089, it shall state on the record in detail the reasons therefor.

(f)  Effective July 1, 1994, and applicable for offenses committed on or after that date, make payment of the debt due and owing to a county or municipal detention facility under s. 951.032 for medical care, treatment, hospitalization, or transportation received by the felony probationer while in that detention facility. The court, in determining whether to order such repayment and the amount of such repayment, shall consider the amount of the debt, whether there was any fault of the institution for the medical expenses incurred, the financial resources of the felony probationer, the present and potential future financial needs and earning ability of the probationer, and dependents, and other appropriate factors.

(g)  Support his or her legal dependents to the best of his or her ability.

(h)  Make payment of the debt due and owing to the state under s. 960.17, subject to modification based on change of circumstances.

(i)  Pay any application fee assessed under s. 27.52(2)(a) and attorney's fees and costs assessed under s. 938.29, subject to modification based on change of circumstances.

(j)  Not associate with persons engaged in criminal activities.

(k)1.  Submit to random testing as directed by the correctional probation officer or the professional staff of the treatment center where he or she is receiving treatment to determine the presence or use of alcohol or controlled substances.

2.  If the offense was a controlled substance violation and the period of probation immediately follows a period of incarceration in the state correction system, the conditions shall include a requirement that the offender submit to random substance abuse testing intermittently throughout the term of supervision, upon the direction of the correctional probation officer as defined in s. 943.10(3).

(l)  Be prohibited from possessing, carrying, or owning any firearm unless authorized by the court and consented to by the probation officer.

(m)  Be prohibited from using intoxicants to excess or possessing any drugs or narcotics unless prescribed by a physician. The probationer or community controllee shall not knowingly visit places where intoxicants, drugs, or other dangerous substances are unlawfully sold, dispensed, or used.

(n)  Submit to the drawing of blood or other biological specimens as prescribed in ss. 943.325 and 948.014, and reimburse the appropriate agency for the costs of drawing and transmitting the blood or other biological specimens to the Department of Law Enforcement.

(2)  The enumeration of specific kinds of terms and conditions shall not prevent the court from adding thereto such other or others as it considers proper. However, the sentencing court may only impose a condition of supervision allowing an offender convicted of s. 794.011, s. 800.04, s. 827.071, or s. 847.0145, to reside in another state, if the order stipulates that it is contingent upon the approval of the receiving state interstate compact authority. The court may rescind or modify at any time the terms and conditions theretofore imposed by it upon the probationer. However, if the court withholds adjudication of guilt or imposes a period of incarceration as a condition of probation, the period shall not exceed 364 days, and incarceration shall be restricted to either a county facility, a probation and restitution center under the jurisdiction of the Department of Corrections, a probation program drug punishment phase I secure residential treatment institution, or a community residential facility owned or operated by any entity providing such services.

History.--s. 23, ch. 20519, 1941; s. 5, ch. 77-452; s. 1, ch. 81-198; s. 3, ch. 83-75; s. 16, ch. 83-131; s. 192, ch. 83-216; s. 3, ch. 83-256; s. 8, ch. 84-363; s. 15, ch. 85-288; s. 5, ch. 87-211; s. 11, ch. 88-96; ss. 70, 71, ch. 88-122; s. 37, ch. 89-526; s. 10, ch. 90-287; ss. 8, 17, ch. 90-337; s. 11, ch. 91-225; s. 4, ch. 91-280; s. 23, ch. 92-310; s. 10, ch. 93-37; s. 15, ch. 93-227; s. 1, ch. 94-294; s. 1, ch. 95-189; ss. 53, 59, ch. 95-283; s. 1, ch. 96-170; s. 4, ch. 96-232; s. 54, ch. 96-312; s. 6, ch. 96-409; s. 22, ch. 97-78; s. 1877, ch. 97-102; s. 11, ch. 97-107; s. 27, ch. 97-234; s. 44, ch. 97-271; s. 3, ch. 97-308; s. 14, ch. 98-81; s. 15, ch. 98-251; s. 122, ch. 99-3; s. 13, ch. 99-201; s. 3, ch. 2000-246; s. 6, ch. 2001-50; s. 1045, ch. 2002-387; s. 1, ch. 2003-18; s. 1, ch. 2003-63; s. 136, ch. 2003-402; ss. 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, ch. 2004-373.

948.031  Condition of probation or community control; public service.--

(1)  Any person who is convicted of a felony or misdemeanor and who is placed on probation or into community control may be required as a condition of supervision to perform some type of public service for a tax-supported or tax-exempt entity, with the consent of such entity. Such public service shall be performed at a time other than during such person's regular hours of employment.

(2)  Upon the request of the chief judge of the circuit, the Department of Corrections shall establish a public service program for a county, which program may include, but shall not be limited to, any of the following types of public service:

(a)  Maintenance work on any property or building owned or leased by any state, county, or municipality or any nonprofit organization or agency.

(b)  Maintenance work on any state-owned, county-owned, or municipally owned road or highway.

(c)  Landscaping or maintenance work in any state, county, or municipal park or recreation area.

(d)  Work in any state, county, or municipal hospital or any developmental services institution or other nonprofit organization or agency.

History.--s. 1, ch. 76-70; s. 17, ch. 83-131; s. 77, ch. 87-226; s. 30, ch. 89-308.

948.032  Condition of probation; restitution.--If a defendant is placed on probation, any restitution ordered under s. 775.089 shall be a condition of the probation. The court may revoke probation if the defendant fails to comply with the order. In determining whether to revoke probation, the court shall consider the defendant's employment status, earning ability, and financial resources; the willfulness of the defendant's failure to pay; and any other special circumstances that may have a bearing on the defendant's ability to pay.

History.--s. 5, ch. 84-363; s. 11, ch. 93-37.

1948.034  Terms and conditions of probation; community residential drug punishment centers.--

(1)  On or after October 1, 1993, any person who violates s. 893.13(1)(a)1., (1)(c)2., (1)(d)2., (2)(a)1., or (5)(a) may, in the discretion of the trial court, be required to successfully complete a term of probation in lieu of serving a term of imprisonment as required or authorized by s. 775.084, former s. 921.001, or s. 921.002, as follows:

(a)  If the person has not previously been convicted of violating s. 893.13(1)(a)1., (1)(c)2., (1)(d)2., (2)(a)1., or (5)(a), adjudication may be withheld and the offender may be placed on probation for not less than 18 months, as a condition of which the court shall require the offender to reside at a community residential drug punishment center for 90 days. The offender must comply with all rules and regulations of the center and must pay a fee for the costs of room and board and residential supervision. Placement of an offender into a community residential drug punishment center is subject to budgetary considerations and availability of bed space. If the court requires the offender to reside at a community residential drug punishment center, the court shall also require the offender to comply with one or more of the other following terms and conditions:

1.  Pay a fine of not less than $500 nor more than $10,000 pursuant to s. 775.083(1)(c).

2.  Enter, regularly attend, and successfully complete a substance abuse education program of at least 40 hours or a prescribed substance abuse treatment program provided by a treatment resource licensed pursuant to chapter 397 or by a hospital licensed pursuant to chapter 395, as specified by the court. In addition, the court may refer the offender to a licensed agency for substance abuse evaluation and, if appropriate, substance abuse treatment subject to the ability of the offender to pay for such evaluation and treatment. If such referral is made, the offender must comply and must pay for the reasonable cost of the evaluation and treatment.

3.  Perform at least 100 hours of public service.

4.  Submit to routine and random drug testing which may be conducted during the probationary period, with the reasonable costs thereof borne by the offender.

5.  Participate, at his or her own expense, in an appropriate self-help group, such as Narcotics Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous, or Cocaine Anonymous, if available.

(b)  If the person has been previously convicted of one felony violation of s. 893.13(1)(a)1., (1)(c)2., (1)(d)2., (2)(a)1., or (5)(a), adjudication may not be withheld and the offender may be placed on probation for not less than 24 months, as a condition of which the court shall require the offender to reside at a community residential drug punishment center for 180 days. The offender must comply with all rules and regulations of the center and must pay a fee for the costs of room and board and residential supervision. Placement of an offender into a community residential drug punishment center is subject to budgetary considerations and availability of bed space. If the court requires the offender to reside at a community residential drug punishment center, the court shall also require the offender to comply with one or more of the other following terms and conditions:

1.  Pay a fine of not less than $1,000 nor more than $10,000 pursuant to s. 775.083(1)(c).

2.  Enter, regularly attend, and successfully complete a substance abuse education program of at least 40 hours or a prescribed substance abuse treatment program provided by a treatment resource licensed pursuant to chapter 397 or by a hospital licensed pursuant to chapter 395, as specified by the court. In addition, the court may refer the offender to a licensed agency for substance abuse evaluation and, if appropriate, substance abuse treatment subject to the ability of the offender to pay for such evaluation and treatment. If such referral is made, the offender must comply and must pay for the reasonable cost of the evaluation and treatment.

3.  Perform at least 200 hours of public service.

4.  Submit to routine and random drug testing which may be conducted during the probationary period, with the reasonable costs thereof borne by the offender.

5.  Participate, at his or her own expense, in an appropriate self-help group, such as Narcotics Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous, or Cocaine Anonymous, if available.

(c)  If the person has been previously convicted of two felony violations of s. 893.13(2)(a)1. or (5)(a), adjudication may not be withheld and the offender may be placed on probation for not less than 36 months, as a condition of which the court shall require the offender to reside at a community residential drug punishment center for 360 days. The offender must comply with all rules and regulations of the center and must pay a fee for the costs of room and board and residential supervision. Placement of an offender into a community residential drug punishment center is subject to budgetary considerations and availability of bed space. If the court requires the offender to reside at a community residential drug punishment center, the court shall also require the offender to comply with one or more of the other following terms and conditions:

1.  Pay a fine of not less than $1,500 nor more than $10,000 pursuant to s. 775.083(1)(c).

2.  Enter, regularly attend, and successfully complete a substance abuse education program of at least 40 hours or a prescribed substance abuse treatment program provided by a treatment resource licensed pursuant to chapter 397 or by a hospital licensed pursuant to chapter 395, as specified by the court. In addition, the court may refer the offender to a licensed agency for substance abuse evaluation and, if appropriate, substance abuse treatment subject to the ability of the offender to pay for such evaluation and treatment. If such referral is made, the offender must comply and must pay for the reasonable cost of the evaluation and treatment.

3.  Perform at least 300 hours of public service.

4.  Submit to routine and random drug testing which may be conducted during the probationary period, with the reasonable costs thereof borne by the offender.

5.  Participate, at his or her own expense, in an appropriate self-help group, such as Narcotics Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous, or Cocaine Anonymous, if available.

(d)  An offender who violates probation imposed pursuant to this section shall be sentenced in accordance with s. 921.002.

(2)  On or after October 1, 1993, any person who violates s. 893.13(1)(a)2., (2)(a)2., (5)(b), or (6)(a) may, in the discretion of the trial court, be required to successfully complete a term of probation in lieu of serving a term of imprisonment as required or authorized by s. 775.084, former s. 921.001, or s. 921.002, as follows:

(a)  If the person has not previously been convicted of violating s. 893.13(1)(a)2., (2)(a)2., (5)(b), or (6)(a), adjudication may be withheld and the offender shall be placed on probation for not less than 12 months, as a condition of which the court may require the offender to comply with one or more of the following terms and conditions:

1.  Pay a fine of not less than $250 nor more than $5,000 pursuant to s. 775.083(1)(c).

2.  Enter, regularly attend, and successfully complete a substance abuse education program of at least 40 hours or a prescribed substance abuse treatment program provided by a treatment resource licensed pursuant to chapter 397 or by a hospital licensed pursuant to chapter 395, as specified by the court. In addition, the court may refer the offender to a licensed agency for substance abuse evaluation and, if appropriate, substance abuse treatment subject to the ability of the offender to pay for such evaluation and treatment. If such referral is made, the offender must comply and must pay for the reasonable cost of the evaluation and treatment.

3.  Perform at least 50 hours of public service.

4.  Submit to routine and random drug testing which may be conducted during the probationary period, with the reasonable costs thereof borne by the offender.

5.  Participate, at his or her own expense, in an appropriate self-help group, such as Narcotics Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous, or Cocaine Anonymous, if available.

(b)  If the person has been previously convicted of one felony violation of s. 893.13(1)(a)2., (2)(a)2., (5)(b), or (6)(a), adjudication may not be withheld and the offender may be placed on probation for not less than 18 months, as a condition of which the court shall require the offender to reside at a community residential drug punishment center for 90 days. The offender must comply with all rules and regulations of the center and must pay a fee for the costs of room and board and residential supervision. Placement of an offender into a community residential drug punishment center is subject to budgetary considerations and availability of bed space. If the court requires the offender to reside at a community residential drug punishment center, the court shall also require the offender to comply with one or more of the other following terms and conditions:

1.  Pay a fine of not less than $500 nor more than $5,000 pursuant to s. 775.083(1)(c).

2.  Enter, regularly attend, and successfully complete a substance abuse intervention program of at least 80 hours provided by a treatment resource licensed pursuant to chapter 397 or by a hospital licensed pursuant to chapter 395, as specified by the court. In addition, the court may refer the offender to a licensed agency for substance abuse evaluation and, if appropriate, substance abuse treatment subject to the ability of the offender to pay for such evaluation and treatment. If such referral is made, the offender must comply and must pay for the reasonable cost of the evaluation and treatment.

3.  Perform at least 100 hours of public service.

4.  Submit to routine and random drug testing which may be conducted during the probationary period, with the reasonable costs thereof borne by the offender.

5.  Participate, at his or her own expense, in an appropriate self-help group, such as Narcotics Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous, or Cocaine Anonymous, if available.

(c)  If the person has been previously convicted of two felony violations of s. 893.13(2)(a)2., (5)(b), or (6)(a), adjudication may not be withheld and the offender may be placed on probation for not less than 24 months, as a condition of which the court shall require the offender to reside at a community residential drug punishment center for 120 days. The offender must comply with all rules and regulations of the center and must pay a fee for the costs of room and board and residential supervision. Placement of an offender into a community residential drug punishment center is subject to budgetary considerations and availability of bed space. If the court requires the offender to reside at a community residential drug punishment center, the court shall also require the offender to comply with one or more of the other following terms and conditions:

1.  Pay a fine of not less than $1,000 nor more than $5,000 pursuant to s. 775.083(1)(c).

2.  Enter, regularly attend, and successfully complete a prescribed substance abuse treatment program provided by a treatment resource licensed pursuant to chapter 397 or by a hospital licensed pursuant to chapter 395, as specified by the court. In addition, the court may refer the offender to a licensed agency for substance abuse evaluation and, if appropriate, substance abuse treatment subject to the ability of the offender to pay for such evaluation and treatment. If such referral is made, the offender must comply and must pay for the reasonable cost of the evaluation and treatment.

3.  Perform at least 150 hours of public service.

4.  Submit to routine and random drug testing which may be conducted during the probationary period, with the reasonable costs thereof borne by the offender.

5.  Participate, at his or her own expense, in an appropriate self-help group, such as Narcotics Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous, or Cocaine Anonymous, if available.

(d)  If the person has been previously convicted of three felony violations of s. 893.13(2)(a)2., (5)(b), or (6)(a), adjudication may not be withheld and the offender may be placed on probation for not less than 30 months, as a condition of which the court shall require the offender to reside at a community residential drug punishment center for 200 days. The offender must comply with all rules and regulations of the center and must pay a fee for the costs of room and board and residential supervision. Placement of an offender into a community residential drug punishment center is subject to budgetary considerations and availability of bed space. If the court requires the offender to reside at a community residential drug punishment center, the court shall also require the offender to comply with one or more of the other following terms and conditions:

1.  Pay a fine of not less than $1,500 nor more than $5,000 pursuant to s. 775.083(1)(c).

2.  Enter, regularly attend, and successfully complete a prescribed substance abuse treatment program provided by a treatment resource licensed pursuant to chapter 397 or by a hospital licensed pursuant to chapter 395, as specified by the court. In addition, the court may refer the offender to a licensed agency for substance abuse evaluation and, if appropriate, substance abuse treatment subject to the ability of the offender to pay for such evaluation and treatment. If such referral is made, the offender must comply and must pay for the reasonable cost of the evaluation and treatment.

3.  Perform at least 200 hours of public service.

4.  Submit to routine and random drug testing which may be conducted during the probationary period, with the reasonable costs thereof borne by the offender.

5.  Participate, at his or her own expense, in an appropriate self-help group, such as Narcotics Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous, or Cocaine Anonymous, if available.

(e)  If the person has been previously convicted of four felony violations of s. 893.13(2)(a)2., (5)(b), or (6)(a), adjudication may not be withheld and the offender may be placed on probation for not less than 36 months, as a condition of which the court shall require the offender to reside at a community residential drug punishment center for 360 days. The offender must comply with all rules and regulations of the center and must pay a fee for the costs of room and board and residential supervision. Placement of an offender into a community residential drug punishment center is subject to budgetary considerations and availability of bed space. If the court requires the offender to reside at a community residential drug punishment center, the court shall also require the offender to comply with one or more of the other following terms and conditions:

1.  Pay a fine of not less than $2,000 nor more than $5,000 pursuant to s. 775.083(1)(c).

2.  Enter, regularly attend, and successfully complete a prescribed substance abuse treatment program provided by a treatment resource licensed pursuant to chapter 397 or by a hospital licensed pursuant to chapter 395, as specified by the court. In addition, the court may refer the offender to a licensed agency for substance abuse evaluation and, if appropriate, substance abuse treatment subject to the ability of the offender to pay for such evaluation and treatment. If such referral is made, the offender must comply and must pay for the reasonable cost of the evaluation and treatment.

3.  Perform at least 250 hours of public service.

4.  Submit to routine and random drug testing which may be conducted during the probationary period, with the reasonable costs thereof borne by the offender.

5.  Participate, at his or her own expense, in an appropriate self-help group, such as Narcotics Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous, or Cocaine Anonymous, if available.

(f)  An offender who violates probation imposed pursuant to this section shall be sentenced in accordance with s. 921.002.

(3)  Whenever the authorized provider for substance abuse treatment pursuant to this section is the same provider that conducts the substance abuse evaluations, that provider must submit a quarterly statistical report that shall be reviewed by the Department of Children and Family Services to ensure that excessive referrals to treatment have not been made. A programmatic and statistical report must be submitted annually to the Department of Children and Family Services by each provider authorized to provide services under this section.

(4)  For the purposes of this section, multiple violations of any provision of chapter 893 which are pending before the court for sentencing at the same time and from the same criminal episode shall be considered as one violation.

(5)  The Department of Corrections, in consultation with the Department of Children and Family Services, shall adopt rules as necessary to implement the provisions of this section relating to program standards and performance objectives of community residential drug punishment centers.

History.--s. 4, ch. 93-59; s. 7, ch. 94-107; s. 1685, ch. 97-102; s. 34, ch. 97-194; s. 19, ch. 98-204; s. 8, ch. 2000-320; s. 24, ch. 2005-128.

1Note.--Section 25, ch. 2005-128, provides that "[t]his act shall take effect July 1, 2005, and shall apply to offenses committed on or after that date."

948.0345  Community service alternative to fine; fine disposal.--Fines imposed pursuant to s. 948.034(1) and (2) shall be disposed of pursuant to s. 938.23(2). If the court finds that an offender is financially unable to pay all or part of the fine, the court may order the offender to perform community service for a specified additional period of time in lieu of payment of that portion of the fine which the court determines the offender is unable to pay. The court shall take into consideration the amount of the unpaid portion of the fine and the reasonable value of the services; however, the court shall not compute the reasonable value of services at a rate less than the federal minimum wage at the time of placing the offender on probation.

History.--s. 6, ch. 93-59; s. 45, ch. 97-271.

948.035  Residential treatment as a condition of probation or community control.--

(1)  If the court imposes a period of residential treatment or incarceration as a condition of probation or community control, the residential treatment or incarceration shall be restricted to the following facilities:

(a)  A Department of Corrections probation and restitution center;

(b)  A probation program drug punishment treatment community;

(c)  A community residential facility which is owned and operated by any public or private entity, excluding a community correctional center as defined in s. 944.026; or

(d)  A county-owned facility.

(2)  It is the intent of the Legislature that a county jail be used as the last available alternative for placement of an offender as a condition of probation. However, this shall not create a right of placement for the probationer, nor shall it restrict judicial discretion in ordering such treatment or incarceration.

(3)  Prior to admission to such a facility or treatment community, the court shall obtain an individual assessment and recommendation on the appropriate treatment needs pursuant to the Community Control Implementation Manual which shall be considered by the court in ordering such placements. Placement in such a facility or center, or in the phase I secure residential phase of a probation program drug punishment treatment community, shall not exceed 364 days. Early completion of an offender's placement shall be recommended to the court, when appropriate, by the facility or center supervisor, by the supervising probation officer, or by the program manager. The Department of Corrections is authorized to contract with appropriate agencies for provision of services.

History.--s. 15, ch. 85-288; s. 37, ch. 89-526; s. 10, ch. 90-287; s. 11, ch. 91-225; s. 4, ch. 91-280; s. 20, ch. 2004-373.

Note.--Former s. 948.03(7).

948.036  Work programs as a condition of probation, community control, or other court-ordered community supervision.--

(1)  Whenever an offender is required by the court to participate in any work program under the provisions of this chapter, enters into the pretrial intervention program pursuant to s. 948.08, or volunteers to work in a supervised work program conducted by a specified state, county, municipal, or community service organization or to work for the victim, either as an alternative to monetary restitution or as a part of the rehabilitative or community control program, the offender shall be considered an employee of the state for the purposes of chapter 440.

(2)  In determining the average weekly wage, unless otherwise determined by a specific funding program, all remuneration received from the employer shall be considered a gratuity, and the offender shall not be entitled to any benefits otherwise payable under s. 440.15, regardless of whether the offender may be receiving wages and remuneration from other employment with another employer and regardless of his or her future wage-earning capacity. The provisions of this section do not apply to any person performing labor under a sentence of a court to perform community services as provided in s. 316.193.

History.--s. 70, ch. 88-122; s. 37, ch. 89-526; s. 8, ch. 90-337; s. 4, ch. 91-280; s. 1877, ch. 97-102; s. 21, ch. 2004-373.

Note.--Former s. 948.03(8).

948.037  Education and learning as a condition of probation or community control.--

(1)  As a condition of community control, probation, or probation following incarceration, the court shall require an offender who has not obtained a high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma or who lacks basic or functional literacy skills, upon acceptance by an adult education program, to make a good faith effort toward completion of such basic or functional literacy skills or high school equivalency diploma, as defined in s. 1003.435, in accordance with the assessed adult general education needs of the individual offender. The court shall not revoke community control, probation, or probation following incarceration because of the offender's inability to achieve such skills or diploma but may revoke community control, probation, or probation following incarceration if the offender fails to make a good faith effort to achieve such skills or diploma. The court may grant early termination of community control, probation, or probation following incarceration upon the offender's successful completion of the approved program. As used in this subsection, "good faith effort" means the offender is enrolled in a program of instruction and is attending and making satisfactory progress toward completion of the requirements.

(2)  A juvenile on community control who is a public school student must attend a public adult education program or a dropout prevention program, pursuant to s. 1003.53, which includes a second chance school or an alternative to expulsion, if the school district where the juvenile is enrolled offers such programs, unless the principal of the school determines that special circumstances warrant continuation in the regular educational school program.

(3)  If a juvenile on community control attends a regular educational school program because a public adult education program or dropout prevention program, which includes a second chance school or an alternative to expulsion, is not available in the school district, the identity of the juvenile on community control, the nature of the felony offense committed by the juvenile, and the conditions of community control must be made known to each of the student's teachers.

History.--s. 23, ch. 92-310; s. 27, ch. 97-234; s. 1045, ch. 2002-387; s. 22, ch. 2004-373.

Note.--Former s. 948.03(9).

948.038  Batterers' intervention program as a condition of probation, community control, or other court-ordered community supervision.--As a condition of probation, community control, or any other court-ordered community supervision, the court shall order a person convicted of an offense of domestic violence, as defined in s. 741.28, to attend and successfully complete a batterers' intervention program unless the court determines that the person does not qualify for the batterers' intervention program pursuant to s. 741.325. The batterers' intervention program must be a program certified under s. 741.32, and the offender must pay the cost of attending the program.

History.--s. 6, ch. 2001-50; s. 25, ch. 2004-373.

Note.--Former s. 948.03(12).

948.039  Special terms and conditions of probation or community control imposed by court order.--The court may determine any special terms and conditions of probation or community control. The terms and conditions should be reasonably related to the circumstances of the offense committed and appropriate for the offender. The court shall impose the special terms and conditions by oral pronouncement at sentencing and include the terms and conditions in the written sentencing order. Special terms and conditions may include, but are not limited to, requirements that the offender:

(1)  Attend an HIV/AIDS awareness program consisting of a class of not less than 2 hours or more than 4 hours in length, if such a program is available in the county of the offender's residence. The offender shall pay the cost of attending the program.

(2)  Pay not more than $1 per month during the term of probation or community control to a nonprofit organization established for the sole purpose of supplementing the rehabilitative efforts of the Department of Corrections.

History.--s. 26, ch. 2004-373.

948.04  Period of probation; duty of probationer; early termination.--

(1)  Defendants found guilty of felonies who are placed on probation shall be under supervision not to exceed 2 years unless otherwise specified by the court. No defendant placed on probation pursuant to s. 948.012(1) or s. 948.034 is subject to the probation limitations of this subsection. A defendant who is placed on probation or community control for a violation of chapter 794 or chapter 827 is subject to the maximum level of supervision provided by the supervising agency, and that supervision shall continue through the full term of the court-imposed probation or community control.

(2)  Upon the termination of the period of probation, the probationer shall be released from probation and is not liable to sentence for the offense for which probation was allowed. During the period of probation, the probationer shall perform the terms and conditions of his or her probation.

(3)  If the probationer has performed satisfactorily, has not been found in violation of any terms or conditions of supervision, and has met all financial sanctions imposed by the court, including, but not limited to, fines, court costs, and restitution, the Department of Corrections may recommend early termination of probation to the court at any time before the scheduled termination date.

History.--s. 24, ch. 20519, 1941; s. 5, ch. 21775, 1943; s. 10, ch. 74-112; s. 1, ch. 79-77; s. 18, ch. 83-131; s. 3, ch. 83-228; s. 5, ch. 91-280; s. 1, ch. 92-76; s. 5, ch. 93-59; s. 1686, ch. 97-102; s. 31, ch. 2004-373.

948.05  Court to admonish or commend probationer or offender in community control.--A court may at any time cause a probationer or offender in community control to appear before it to be admonished or commended, and, when satisfied that its action will be for the best interests of justice and the welfare of society, it may discharge the probationer or offender in community control from further supervision.

History.--s. 25, ch. 20519, 1941; s. 19, ch. 83-131.

948.06  Violation of probation or community control; revocation; modification; continuance; failure to pay restitution or cost of supervision.--

(1)(a)  Whenever within the period of probation or community control there are reasonable grounds to believe that a probationer or offender in community control has violated his or her probation or community control in a material respect, any law enforcement officer who is aware of the probationary or community control status of the probationer or offender in community control or any parole or probation supervisor may arrest or request any county or municipal law enforcement officer to arrest such probationer or offender without warrant wherever found and forthwith return him or her to the court granting such probation or community control.

(b)  Any committing trial court judge may issue a warrant, upon the facts being made known to him or her by affidavit of one having knowledge of such facts, for the arrest of the probationer or offender, returnable forthwith before the court granting such probation or community control.

(c)  Any parole or probation supervisor, any officer authorized to serve criminal process, or any peace officer of this state is authorized to serve and execute such warrant.

(d)  Upon the filing of an affidavit alleging a violation of probation or community control and following issuance of a warrant under s. 901.02, the probationary period is tolled until the court enters a ruling on the violation. Notwithstanding the tolling of probation as provided in this subsection, the court shall retain jurisdiction over the offender for any violation of the conditions of probation or community control that is alleged to have occurred during the tolling period. The probation officer is permitted to continue to supervise any offender who remains available to the officer for supervision until the supervision expires pursuant to the order of probation or community control or until the court revokes or terminates the probation or community control, whichever comes first.

(2)(a)  The court, upon the probationer or offender being brought before it, shall advise him or her of such charge of violation and, if such charge is admitted to be true, may forthwith revoke, modify, or continue the probation or community control or place the probationer into a community control program.

(b)  If probation or community control is revoked, the court shall adjudge the probationer or offender guilty of the offense charged and proven or admitted, unless he or she has previously been adjudged guilty, and impose any sentence which it might have originally imposed before placing the probationer on probation or the offender into community control.

(c)  If such violation of probation or community control is not admitted by the probationer or offender, the court may commit him or her or release him or her with or without bail to await further hearing, or it may dismiss the charge of probation or community control violation.

(d)  If such charge is not at that time admitted by the probationer or offender and if it is not dismissed, the court, as soon as may be practicable, shall give the probationer or offender an opportunity to be fully heard on his or her behalf in person or by counsel.

(e)  After such hearing, the court may revoke, modify, or continue the probation or community control or place the probationer into community control. If such probation or community control is revoked, the court shall adjudge the probationer or offender guilty of the offense charged and proven or admitted, unless he or she has previously been adjudged guilty, and impose any sentence which it might have originally imposed before placing the probationer or offender on probation or into community control.

(f)  Notwithstanding s. 775.082, when a period of probation or community control has been tolled, upon revocation or modification of the probation or community control, the court may impose a sanction with a term that when combined with the amount of supervision served and tolled, exceeds the term permissible pursuant to s. 775.082 for a term up to the amount of the tolled period of supervision.

(g)  If the court dismisses an affidavit alleging a violation of probation or community control, the offender's probation or community control shall continue as previously imposed, and the offender shall receive credit for all tolled time against his or her term of probation or community control.

(3)  When the court imposes a subsequent term of supervision following a revocation of probation or community control, it shall not provide credit for time served while on probation or community control toward any subsequent term of probation or community control. However, the court may not impose a subsequent term of probation or community control which, when combined with any amount of time served on preceding terms of probation or community control for offenses before the court for sentencing, would exceed the maximum penalty allowable as provided by s. 775.082. No part of the time that the defendant is on probation or in community control shall be considered as any part of the time that he or she shall be sentenced to serve.

(4)  Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, a probationer or an offender in community control who is arrested for violating his or her probation or community control in a material respect may be taken before the court in the county or circuit in which the probationer or offender was arrested. That court shall advise him or her of such charge of a violation and, if such charge is admitted, shall cause him or her to be brought before the court which granted the probation or community control. If such violation is not admitted by the probationer or offender, the court may commit him or her or release him or her with or without bail to await further hearing. However, if the probationer or offender is under supervision for any criminal offense proscribed in chapter 794, s. 800.04(4), (5), (6), s. 827.071, or s. 847.0145, or is a registered sexual predator or a registered sexual offender, or is under supervision for a criminal offense for which he or she would meet the registration criteria in s. 775.21, s. 943.0435, or s. 944.607 but for the effective date of those sections, the court must make a finding that the probationer or offender is not a danger to the public prior to release with or without bail. In determining the danger posed by the offender's or probationer's release, the court may consider the nature and circumstances of the violation and any new offenses charged; the offender's or probationer's past and present conduct, including convictions of crimes; any record of arrests without conviction for crimes involving violence or sexual crimes; any other evidence of allegations of unlawful sexual conduct or the use of violence by the offender or probationer; the offender's or probationer's family ties, length of residence in the community, employment history, and mental condition; his or her history and conduct during the probation or community control supervision from which the violation arises and any other previous supervisions, including disciplinary records of previous incarcerations; the likelihood that the offender or probationer will engage again in a criminal course of conduct; the weight of the evidence against the offender or probationer; and any other facts the court considers relevant. The court, as soon as is practicable, shall give the probationer or offender an opportunity to be fully heard on his or her behalf in person or by counsel. After such hearing, the court shall make findings of fact and forward the findings to the court which granted the probation or community control and to the probationer or offender or his or her attorney. The findings of fact by the hearing court are binding on the court which granted the probation or community control. Upon the probationer or offender being brought before it, the court which granted the probation or community control may revoke, modify, or continue the probation or community control or may place the probationer into community control as provided in this section.

(5)  In any hearing in which the failure of a probationer or offender in community control to pay restitution or the cost of supervision as provided in s. 948.09, as directed, is established by the state, if the probationer or offender asserts his or her inability to pay restitution or the cost of supervision, it is incumbent upon the probationer or offender to prove by clear and convincing evidence that he or she does not have the present resources available to pay restitution or the cost of supervision despite sufficient bona fide efforts legally to acquire the resources to do so. If the probationer or offender cannot pay restitution or the cost of supervision despite sufficient bona fide efforts, the court shall consider alternate measures of punishment other than imprisonment. Only if alternate measures are not adequate to meet the state's interests in punishment and deterrence may the court imprison a probationer or offender in community control who has demonstrated sufficient bona fide efforts to pay restitution or the cost of supervision.

(6)  Any parolee in a community control program who has allegedly violated the terms and conditions of such placement is subject to the provisions of ss. 947.22 and 947.23.

(7)  Any provision of law to the contrary notwithstanding, whenever probation, community control, or control release, including the probationary, community control portion of a split sentence, is violated and the probation or community control is revoked, the offender, by reason of his or her misconduct, shall be deemed to have forfeited all gain-time or commutation of time for good conduct, as provided by law, earned up to the date of his or her release on probation, community control, or control release. This subsection does not deprive the prisoner of his or her right to gain-time or commutation of time for good conduct, as provided by law, from the date on which the prisoner is returned to prison. However, if a prisoner is sentenced to incarceration following termination from a drug punishment program imposed as a condition of probation, the sentence may include incarceration without the possibility of gain-time or early release for the period of time remaining in his or her treatment program placement term.

History.--s. 26, ch. 20519, 1941; s. 2, ch. 59-130; s. 2, ch. 61-498; s. 1, ch. 69-71; s. 20, ch. 83-131; ss. 2, 3, ch. 84-337; ss. 8, 9, 38, 48, ch. 89-526; s. 13, ch. 89-531; s. 11, ch. 90-287; s. 2, ch. 91-225; s. 8, ch. 91-280; s. 23, ch. 97-78; s. 1687, ch. 97-102; s. 5, ch. 97-239; s. 13, ch. 97-299; s. 3, ch. 2000-246; s. 1, ch. 2001-109; s. 50, ch. 2004-11; ss. 27, 28, 41, ch. 2004-373; s. 13, ch. 2005-28.

948.061  Identifying, assessing, and monitoring high-risk sex offenders on community supervision; providing cumulative criminal and supervision histories on the Internet.--

(1)  By December 1, 2005, the department shall develop a graduated risk assessment that identifies, assesses, and closely monitors a high-risk sex offender who is placed on probation or in community control and who:

(a)  Has previously been placed on probation or in community control and has a history of committing multiple violations of community supervision in this state or in any other jurisdiction or has previously been incarcerated in this state or in any other jurisdiction; and

(b)  Has experienced more than one of the following risk factors that could potentially make the offender more likely to pose a danger to others:

1.  Previous conviction for domestic violence;

2.  History of substance abuse;

3.  Unemployment or substantial financial difficulties;

4.  Previous conviction for violence or sex acts against children, particularly involving strangers; or

5.  Any other risk factor identified by the department.

(2)  To facilitate the information available to the court at first appearance hearings and at all subsequent hearings for these high-risk sex offenders, the department shall, no later than March 1, 2006, post on FDLE's Criminal Justice Intranet a cumulative chronology of the sex offender's prior terms of state probation and community control, including all substantive or technical violations of state probation or community control. The county jail in the county where the arrested person is booked shall 1ensure that state and national criminal history information and all criminal justice information available in the Florida Crime Information Center and the National Crime Information Center, is provided to the court at the time of the first appearance. The courts shall assist the department's dissemination of critical information by creating and maintaining an automated system to provide the information as specified in this subsection and by providing the necessary technology in the courtroom to deliver the information.

(3)  In monitoring the location of high-risk sex offenders, the department shall, no later than October 1, 2006, have fingerprint-reading equipment and capability that will immediately identify the probationer or community controllee when he or she reports to his or her designated probation officer and alert department probation officials when probationers and community controllees are subsequently rearrested.

History.--s. 15, ch. 2005-28.

1Note.--The word "ensure" was substituted for the word "insure" by the editors.

948.062  Reviewing and reporting serious offenses committed by offenders placed on probation or community control.--

(1)  The department shall review the circumstances related to an offender placed on probation or community control who has been arrested while on supervision for the following offenses:

(a)  Any murder as provided in s. 782.04;

(b)  Any sexual battery as provided in s. 794.011 or s. 794.023;

(c)  Any sexual performance by a child as provided in s. 827.071;

(d)  Any kidnapping, false imprisonment, or luring of a child as provided in s. 787.01, 1s. 782.07, or s. 787.025;

(e)  Any lewd and lascivious battery or lewd and lascivious molestation as provided in s. 800.04(4) or (5);

(f)  Any aggravated child abuse as provided in s. 827.03(2);

(g)  Any robbery with a firearm or other deadly weapon, home invasion robbery, or carjacking as provided in s. 812.13(2)(a), s. 812.135, or s. 812.133;

(h)  Any aggravated stalking as provided in s. 784.048(3), (4), or (5);

(i)  Any forcible felony as provided in s. 776.08, committed by any person on probation or community control who is designated as a sexual predator; or

(j)  Any DUI manslaughter as provided in s. 316.193(3)(c), or vehicular or vessel homicide as provided in s. 782.071 or 2s. 787.072, committed by any person who is on probation or community control for an offense involving death or injury resulting from a driving incident.

(2)  The department shall provide a statistical data summary from these reviews to the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability. The Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability shall analyze this data and provide a written report to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives by March 1, 2006. The report must include, at a minimum, any identified systemic deficiencies in managing high-risk offenders on community supervision, any patterns of noncompliance by correctional probation officers, and recommendations for improving the community supervision program.

History.--s. 16, ch. 2005-28.

1Note.--Section 782.07 relates to manslaughter; s. 787.02 relates to false imprisonment.

2Note.--The referenced section does not exist; s. 782.072 relates to vessel homicide.

948.063  Violations of probation or community control by designated sexual offenders and sexual predators.--If probation or community control is revoked by the court pursuant to s. 948.06(2)(e) and the offender is designated as a sexual offender or sexual predator pursuant to s. 775.21 for unlawful sexual activity involving a victim 15 years of age or younger and the offender is 18 years of age or older, and if the court imposes a subsequent term of supervision following the revocation of probation or community control, the court must order electronic monitoring as a condition of the subsequent term of probation or community control.

History.--s. 17, ch. 2005-28.

948.08  Pretrial intervention program.--

(1)  The department shall supervise pretrial intervention programs for persons charged with a crime, before or after any information has been filed or an indictment has been returned in the circuit court. Such programs shall provide appropriate counseling, education, supervision, and medical and psychological treatment as available and when appropriate for the persons released to such programs.

(2)  Any first offender, or any person previously convicted of not more than one nonviolent misdemeanor, who is charged with any misdemeanor or felony of the third degree is eligible for release to the pretrial intervention program on the approval of the administrator of the program and the consent of the victim, the state attorney, and the judge who presided at the initial appearance hearing of the offender. However, the defendant may not be released to the pretrial intervention program unless, after consultation with his or her attorney, he or she has voluntarily agreed to such program and has knowingly and intelligently waived his or her right to a speedy trial for the period of his or her diversion. The defendant or the defendant's immediate family may not personally contact the victim or the victim's immediate family to acquire the victim's consent under this section.

(3)  The criminal charges against an offender admitted to the program shall be continued without final disposition for a period of 90 days after the date the offender was released to the program, if the offender's participation in the program is satisfactory, and for an additional 90 days upon the request of the program administrator and consent of the state attorney, if the offender's participation in the program is satisfactory.

(4)  Resumption of pending criminal proceedings shall be undertaken at any time if the program administrator or state attorney finds that the offender is not fulfilling his or her obligations under this plan or if the public interest so requires. The court may not appoint the public defender to represent an indigent offender released to the pretrial intervention program unless the offender's release is revoked and the offender is subject to imprisonment if convicted.

(5)  At the end of the intervention period, the administrator shall recommend:

(a)  That the case revert to normal channels for prosecution in instances in which the offender's participation in the program has been unsatisfactory;

(b)  That the offender is in need of further supervision; or

(c)  That dismissal of charges without prejudice shall be entered in instances in which prosecution is not deemed necessary.

The state attorney shall make the final determination as to whether the prosecution shall continue.

(6)(a)  Notwithstanding any provision of this section, a person who is charged with a felony of the second or third degree for purchase or possession of a controlled substance under chapter 893, prostitution, tampering with evidence, solicitation for purchase of a controlled substance, or obtaining a prescription by fraud; who has not been charged with a crime involving violence, including, but not limited to, murder, sexual battery, robbery, carjacking, home-invasion robbery, or any other crime involving violence; and who has not previously been convicted of a felony nor been admitted to a felony pretrial program referred to in this section is eligible for admission into a pretrial substance abuse education and treatment intervention program approved by the chief judge of the circuit, for a period of not less than 1 year in duration, upon motion of either party or the court's own motion, except:

1.  If a defendant was previously offered admission to a pretrial substance abuse education and treatment intervention program at any time prior to trial and the defendant rejected that offer on the record, then the court or the state attorney may deny the defendant's admission to such a program.

2.  If the state attorney believes that the facts and circumstances of the case suggest the defendant's involvement in the dealing and selling of controlled substances, the court shall hold a preadmission hearing. If the state attorney establishes, by a preponderance of the evidence at such hearing, that the defendant was involved in the dealing or selling of controlled substances, the court shall deny the defendant's admission into a pretrial intervention program.

(b)  At the end of the pretrial intervention period, the court shall consider the recommendation of the administrator pursuant to subsection (5) and the recommendation of the state attorney as to disposition of the pending charges. The court shall determine, by written finding, whether the defendant has successfully completed the pretrial intervention program.

(c)1.  If the court finds that the defendant has not successfully completed the pretrial intervention program, the court may order the person to continue in education and treatment or order that the charges revert to normal channels for prosecution.

2.  The court shall dismiss the charges upon a finding that the defendant has successfully completed the pretrial intervention program.

(d)  Any entity, whether public or private, providing a pretrial substance abuse education and treatment intervention program under this subsection must contract with the county or appropriate governmental entity, and the terms of the contract must include, but need not be limited to, the requirements established for private entities under s. 948.15(3).

(7)  The chief judge in each circuit may appoint an advisory committee for the pretrial intervention program composed of the chief judge or his or her designee, who shall serve as chair; the state attorney, the public defender, and the program administrator, or their designees; and such other persons as the chair deems appropriate. The advisory committee may not designate any defendant eligible for a pretrial intervention program for any offense that is not listed under paragraph (6)(a) without the state attorney's recommendation and approval. The committee may also include persons representing any other agencies to which persons released to the pretrial intervention program may be referred.

(8)  The department may contract for the services and facilities necessary to operate pretrial intervention programs.

History.--s. 6, ch. 74-112; s. 1, ch. 75-301; s. 24, ch. 77-120; s. 1, ch. 77-174; s. 36, ch. 79-3; s. 1, ch. 80-329; s. 9, ch. 91-225; s. 6, ch. 91-280; s. 1, ch. 93-229; ss. 1688, 1689, ch. 97-102; s. 13, ch. 97-107; s. 123, ch. 99-3; s. 1, ch. 99-152; s. 3, ch. 2001-48; s. 16, ch. 2001-110; s. 6, ch. 2002-297.

Note.--Former s. 944.025.

948.09  Payment for cost of supervision and rehabilitation.--

(1)(a)1.  Any person ordered by the court, the Department of Corrections, or the parole commission to be placed on probation, drug offender probation, community control, parole, control release, provisional release supervision, addiction-recovery supervision, or conditional release supervision under chapter 944, chapter 945, chapter 947, chapter 948, or chapter 958, or in a pretrial intervention program, must, as a condition of any placement, pay the department a total sum of money equal to the total month or portion of a month of supervision times the court-ordered amount, but not to exceed the actual per diem cost of the supervision. The department shall adopt rules by which an offender who pays in full and in advance of regular termination of supervision may receive a reduction in the amount due. The rules shall incorporate provisions by which the offender's ability to pay is linked to an established written payment plan. Funds collected from felony offenders may be used to offset costs of the Department of Corrections associated with community supervision programs, subject to appropriation by the Legislature.

2.  In addition to any other contribution or surcharge imposed by this section, each felony offender assessed under this paragraph shall pay a $2-per-month surcharge to the department. The surcharge shall be deemed to be paid only after the full amount of any monthly payment required by the established written payment plan has been collected by the department. These funds shall be used by the department to pay for correctional probation officers' training and equipment, including radios, and firearms training, firearms, and attendant equipment necessary to train and equip officers who choose to carry a concealed firearm while on duty. Nothing in this subparagraph shall be construed to limit the department's authority to determine who shall be authorized to carry a concealed firearm while on duty, or to limit the right of a correctional probation officer to carry a personal firearm approved by the department.

(b)  Any person placed on misdemeanor probation by a county court must contribute not less than $40 per month, as decided by the sentencing court, to the court-approved public or private entity providing misdemeanor supervision.

(2)  Any person being electronically monitored by the department as a result of placement on community control shall be required to pay as a surcharge an amount that may not exceed the full cost of the monitoring service in addition to the cost of supervision fee as directed by the sentencing court. The surcharge shall be deposited in the General Revenue Fund.

(3)  Any failure to pay contribution as required under this section may constitute a ground for the revocation of probation by the court, the revocation of parole or conditional release by the Parole Commission, the revocation of control release by the Control Release Authority, or removal from the pretrial intervention program by the state attorney. The Department of Corrections may exempt a person from the payment of all or any part of the contribution if it finds any of the following factors to exist:

(a)  The offender has diligently attempted, but has been unable, to obtain employment which provides him or her sufficient income to make such payments.

(b)  The offender is a student in a school, college, university, or course of career training designed to fit the student for gainful employment. Certification of such student status shall be supplied to the Secretary of Corrections by the educational institution in which the offender is enrolled.

(c)  The offender has an employment handicap, as determined by a physical, psychological, or psychiatric examination acceptable to, or ordered by, the secretary.

(d)  The offender's age prevents him or her from obtaining employment.

(e)  The offender is responsible for the support of dependents, and the payment of such contribution constitutes an undue hardship on the offender.

(f)  The offender has been transferred outside the state under an interstate compact adopted pursuant to chapter 949.

(g)  There are other extenuating circumstances, as determined by the secretary.

(4)  In addition to the contribution required under subsection (1), the department may provide a maximum payment of $10 per month for each misdemeanor probationer who is contributing $10 per month to the court-approved public or private entity which is providing him or her with misdemeanor supervision or rehabilitation. The $10 payment set forth herein shall only be for first degree misdemeanors, petty theft, and worthless checks. The department shall make such payment to the court-approved public or private entity which is providing supervision to the offender under this section. Such payment shall be implemented through a contract to be entered into by the Secretary of Corrections and the entity. Terms of the contract shall state, but are not limited to, the extent of the services to be rendered by the entity providing supervision or rehabilitation. In addition, the entity shall supply the department with a monthly report documenting the acceptance of each offender placed under its supervision by the court, documenting the payment of the required contribution by each offender under supervision or rehabilitation, and notifying the department of all offenders for whom supervision or rehabilitation will be terminated. Supervisory records of the entity shall be open to inspection upon the request of the department or its agents.

(5)  As a condition of an interstate compact adopted pursuant to chapter 949, the department shall require each out-of-state probationer or parolee transferred to this state to contribute not less than $30 or more than the cost of supervision, certified by the Department of Corrections, per month to defray the cost incurred by this state as a result of providing supervision and rehabilitation during the period of supervision.

(6)  In addition to any other required contributions, the department, at its discretion, may require offenders under any form of supervision to submit to and pay for urinalysis testing to identify drug usage as part of the rehabilitation program. Any failure to make such payment, or participate, may be considered a ground for revocation by the court, the Parole Commission, or the Control Release Authority, or for removal from the pretrial intervention program by the state attorney. The department may exempt a person from such payment if it determines that any of the factors specified in subsection (3) exist.

(7)  The department shall establish a payment plan for all costs ordered by the courts for collection by the department and a priority order for payments, except that victim restitution payments authorized under s. 948.03(1)(e) take precedence over all other court-ordered payments. The department is not required to disburse cumulative amounts of less than $10 to individual payees established on this payment plan.

History.--s. 18, ch. 74-112; s. 2, ch. 76-238; s. 1, ch. 77-321; s. 1, ch. 77-428; s. 1, ch. 78-368; s. 100, ch. 79-3; s. 1, ch. 84-337; s. 10, ch. 85-340; ss. 58, 73, ch. 88-122; s. 7, ch. 89-526; s. 6, ch. 90-337; s. 1, ch. 91-225; s. 7, ch. 91-280; s. 2, ch. 92-298; s. 4, ch. 94-265; s. 1, ch. 94-290; s. 41, ch. 95-283; s. 51, ch. 96-312; s. 1878, ch. 97-102; s. 8, ch. 98-388; s. 16, ch. 2001-242; s. 5, ch. 2004-251; s. 65, ch. 2004-357; s. 29, ch. 2004-373; s. 150, ch. 2005-2.

Note.--Former s. 945.30.

948.10  Community control programs.--

(1)  The Department of Corrections shall develop and administer a community control program. Such community control program and required manuals shall be developed in consultation with the Florida Conference of Circuit Court Judges and the office of the State Courts Administrator. This complementary program shall be rigidly structured and designed to accommodate offenders who, in the absence of such a program, would have been incarcerated. The program shall focus on the provision of sanctions and consequences which are commensurate with the seriousness of the crime. The program shall offer the courts and the Parole Commission an alternative, community-based method to punish an offender in lieu of incarceration when the offender is a member of one of the following target groups:

(a)  Probation violators charged with technical violations or misdemeanor violations.

(b)  Parole violators charged with technical violations or misdemeanor violations.

(c)  Individuals found guilty of felonies, who, due to their criminal backgrounds or the seriousness of the offenses, would not be placed on regular probation.

(2)  An offender may not be placed in community control if:

(a)  Convicted of or adjudication withheld for a forcible felony as defined in s. 776.08, and

(b)  Previously convicted of or adjudication withheld for a forcible felony as defined in s. 776.08.

Nothing in this subsection prohibits placement of certain inmates on community control pursuant to s. 947.1747. For the purposes of this subsection, a forcible felony does not include manslaughter or burglary.

(3)  The department shall commit not less than 10 percent of the parole and probation field staff and supporting resources to the operation of the community control program. Caseloads should be restricted to a maximum of 25 cases per officer in order to ensure an adequate level of staffing. Community control is an individualized program in which the offender is restricted to noninstitutional quarters or restricted to his or her own residence subject to an authorized level of limited freedom.

(4)  The department shall develop and implement procedures to diagnose offenders during the prison intake process in order to recommend to the sentencing courts, during the period of retained jurisdiction, suitable candidates for placement in a program of community control.

(5)  The Department of Corrections shall develop, or shall contract for the development of, an implementation manual, a resource directory, and training programs for implementing community control programs.

(a)1.  The community control implementation manual shall include, but shall not be limited to, an explanation of the types of offenders who should be placed in community control programs, procedures for diagnosing offenders, objectives and goals of such placements, examples of alternative placements based upon the experience of other states, and instruction in developing an individualized program for each offender.

2.  An offender's individualized program shall include diagnosis of treatment needs in the areas of education, substance abuse, and mental health, as well as community sanction provisions, restitution and community service provisions, rehabilitation objectives and programs, and a schedule for periodic review and reevaluation of such individualized programs. Individualized programs for offenders who committed controlled substance violations shall include provision for the conduct of random substance abuse testing intermittently throughout the term of supervision, upon the direction of the correctional probation officer as defined in s. 943.10(3).

(b)  The community control resource directory shall include, but shall not be limited to, for each circuit in the state, an identification and description of community resources that are available for the implementation of community control programs, which resources include the following:

1.  The name, address, phone, county location, capacity, and cost.

2.  Client eligibility and characteristics which prohibit acceptance.

3.  The objectives of the program.

4.  The primary source of referrals.

5.  The average length of stay.

6.  The services offered.

(c)  Training programs shall be provided for correctional field staff, local offender advisory councils, and others responsible for the implementation of community control programs.

(6)  The Florida Court Education Council and the office of the State Courts Administrator shall coordinate the development and implementation of a reference manual, directory, and training programs for judges in relation to community control disposition.

(7)  Upon written request, when an offender is placed on community control, the department shall notify:

(a)  The original arresting law enforcement agency.

(b)  The sheriff or chief law enforcement officer of the county in which the offender is to be placed.

(c)  The chief officer of any local law enforcement agency within whose jurisdiction the offender is to be placed.

(d)  The victim of the offense, the victim's parent or guardian if the victim is a minor, the lawful representative of the victim or the victim's parent or guardian if the victim is a minor, or the next of kin if the victim is a homicide victim.

Such notification shall include the name and street address of the offender, the length of supervision, and the nature of the offense. Update notification must be provided with respect to violation of the terms or conditions of the placement.

(8)  If an offender is sentenced to community control by the court and the offender is ineligible to be placed on community control as provided in subsection (2), the department shall:

(a)  Review and verify whether an ineligible offender was placed on community control.

(b)  Within 30 days after receipt of the order, notify the sentencing judge, the state attorney, and the Attorney General that the offender was ineligible for placement on community control.

(c)  Provide a quarterly report to the chief judge and the state attorney of each circuit citing the number of ineligible offenders placed on community control within that circuit.

(d)  Provide an annual report to the Governor, the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court on the placement of ineligible offenders on community control in order to assist in preparing judicial education programs or for any other purpose.

(9)  Procedures governing violations of community control shall be the same as those described in s. 948.06 with respect to probation.

(10)  Upon completion of the sanctions imposed in the community control plan before the expiration of the term ordered by the court, the department may petition the court to discharge the offender from community control supervision or to return the offender to a program of regular probation supervision. In considering the petition, the court should recognize the limited staff resources committed to the community control program, the purpose of the program, and the offender's successful compliance with the conditions set forth in the order of the court.

(11)  The Department of Corrections shall:

(a)  Develop and maintain a weighted statewide caseload equalization strategy designed to ensure that high-risk offenders receive the highest level of supervision; and

(b)  Develop and implement a supervision risk assessment instrument for the community control population which is similar to the probation risk assessment instrument established by the National Institute of Justice.

(12)  In its annual report to the Governor, the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives under s. 20.315(5), the department shall include a detailed analysis of the community control program and the department's specific efforts to protect the public from offenders placed on community control. The analysis must include, but need not be limited to, specific information on the department's ability to meet minimum officer-to-offender contact standards, the number of crimes committed by offenders on community control, and the level of community supervision provided.

History.--ss. 12, 13, 21, ch. 83-131; s. 77, ch. 85-62; s. 4, ch. 87-211; ss. 62, 69, ch. 88-122; s. 18, ch. 90-337; s. 15, ch. 91-225; ss. 1, 16, ch. 91-280; s. 14, ch. 93-227; s. 1690, ch. 97-102; s. 6, ch. 97-239; s. 6, ch. 2001-209; s. 3, ch. 2003-142; ss. 3, 6, 7, 30, ch. 2004-373.

Note.--Subsection (2) former s. 948.01(10); subsection (9) former s. 948.01(9); subsection (10) former s. 948.01(5).

948.101  Terms and conditions of community control and criminal quarantine community control.--

(1)  The court shall determine the terms and conditions of community control. Conditions specified in this subsection do not require oral pronouncement at the time of sentencing and may be considered standard conditions of community control.

(a)  The court shall require intensive supervision and surveillance for an offender placed into community control, which may include but is not limited to:

1.  Specified contact with the parole and probation officer.

2.  Confinement to an agreed-upon residence during hours away from employment and public service activities.

3.  Mandatory public service.

4.  Supervision by the Department of Corrections by means of an electronic monitoring device or system.

5.  The standard conditions of probation set forth in s. 948.03.

(b)  For an offender placed on criminal quarantine community control, the court shall require:

1.  Electronic monitoring 24 hours per day.

2.  Confinement to a designated residence during designated hours.

(2)  The enumeration of specific kinds of terms and conditions does not prevent the court from adding thereto any other terms or conditions that the court considers proper. However, the sentencing court may only impose a condition of supervision allowing an offender convicted of s. 794.011, s. 800.04, s. 827.071, or s. 847.0145 to reside in another state if the order stipulates that it is contingent upon the approval of the receiving state interstate compact authority. The court may rescind or modify at any time the terms and conditions theretofore imposed by it upon the offender in community control. However, if the court withholds adjudication of guilt or imposes a period of incarceration as a condition of community control, the period may not exceed 364 days, and incarceration shall be restricted to a county facility, a probation and restitution center under the jurisdiction of the Department of Corrections, a probation program drug punishment phase I secure residential treatment institution, or a community residential facility owned or operated by any entity providing such services.

(3)  The court may place a defendant who is being sentenced for criminal transmission of HIV in violation of s. 775.0877 on criminal quarantine community control. The Department of Corrections shall develop and administer a criminal quarantine community control program emphasizing intensive supervision with 24-hour-per-day electronic monitoring. Criminal quarantine community control status must include surveillance and may include other measures normally associated with community control, except that specific conditions necessary to monitor this population may be ordered.

History.--s. 16, ch. 83-131; s. 5, ch. 87-211; s. 37, ch. 89-526; s. 4, ch. 91-280; ss. 14, 15, ch. 93-227; s. 17, ch. 96-322; ss. 11, 15, ch. 2004-373.

Note.--Subsection (1) former s. 948.03(2); subsection (3) former s. 948.01(14).

948.11  Electronic monitoring devices.--

(1)(a)  The Department of Corrections may, at its discretion, electronically monitor an offender sentenced to community control.

(b)  The Department of Corrections shall electronically monitor an offender sentenced to criminal quarantine community control 24 hours per day.

(2)  Any offender placed on community control who violates the terms and conditions of community control and is restored to community control may be supervised by means of an electronic monitoring device or system.

(3)  For those offenders being electronically monitored, the Department of Corrections shall develop procedures to determine, investigate, and report the offender's noncompliance with the terms and conditions of sentence 24 hours per day. All reports of noncompliance shall be immediately investigated by a community control officer.

(4)  The Department of Corrections may contract with local law enforcement agencies to assist in the location and apprehension of offenders who are in noncompliance as reported by the electronic monitoring system. This contract is intended to provide the department a means for providing immediate investigation of noncompliance reports, especially after normal office hours.

(5)  Any person being electronically monitored by the department as a result of placement on community control shall be required to pay a surcharge as provided in s. 948.09(2).

(6)  For probationers, community controllees, or conditional releasees who have current or prior convictions for violent or sexual offenses, the department, in carrying out a court or commission order to electronically monitor an offender, must use a system that actively monitors and identifies the offender's location and timely reports or records the offender's presence near or within a crime scene or in a prohibited area or the offender's departure from specified geographic limitations. Procurement of electronic monitoring services under this subsection shall be by invitation to bid as defined in s. 287.057.

(7)  A person who intentionally alters, tampers with, damages, or destroys any electronic monitoring equipment pursuant to court or commission order, unless such person is the owner of the equipment, or an agent of the owner, performing ordinary maintenance and repairs, commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

History.--s. 5, ch. 87-211; s. 37, ch. 89-526; ss. 4, 9, ch. 91-280; s. 15, ch. 93-227; s. 16, ch. 2004-373; s. 18, ch. 2005-28.

Note.--Subsections (1)-(4) former s. 948.03(3).

948.12  Intensive supervision for postprison release of violent offenders.--It is the finding of the Legislature that the population of violent offenders released from state prison into the community poses the greatest threat to the public safety of the groups of offenders under community supervision. Therefore, for the purpose of enhanced public safety, any offender released from state prison who:

(1)  Was most recently incarcerated for an offense that is or was contained in category 1 (murder, manslaughter), category 2 (sexual offenses), category 3 (robbery), or category 4 (violent personal crimes) of Rules 3.701 and 3.988, Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure (1993), and who has served at least one prior felony commitment at a state or federal correctional institution;

(2)  Was sentenced as a habitual offender, violent habitual offender, or violent career criminal pursuant to s. 775.084; or

(3)  Has been found to be a sexual predator pursuant to s. 775.21,

and who has a term of probation to follow the period of incarceration shall be provided intensive supervision by experienced correctional probation officers. Subject to specific appropriation by the Legislature, caseloads may be restricted to a maximum of 40 offenders per officer to provide for enhanced public safety as well as to effectively monitor conditions of electronic monitoring or curfews, if such was ordered by the court.

History.--s. 11, ch. 97-78; s. 17, ch. 2004-371.

948.15  Misdemeanor probation services.--

(1)  Defendants found guilty of misdemeanors who are placed on probation shall be under supervision not to exceed 6 months unless otherwise specified by the court. In relation to any offense other than a felony in which the use of alcohol is a significant factor, the period of probation may be up to 1 year.

(2)  A private entity or public entity under the supervision of the board of county commissioners or the court may provide probation services for offenders sentenced by the county court.

(3)  Any private entity providing services for the supervision of misdemeanor probationers must contract with the county in which the services are to be rendered. In a county with a population of less than 70,000, the county court judge, or the administrative judge of the county court in a county that has more than one county court judge, must approve the contract. Terms of the contract must state, but are not limited to:

(a)  The extent of the services to be rendered by the entity providing supervision or rehabilitation.

(b)  Staff qualifications and criminal record checks of staff in accordance with essential standards established by the American Correctional Association as of January 1, 1991.

(c)  Staffing levels.

(d)  The number of face-to-face contacts with the offender.

(e)  Procedures for handling the collection of all offender fees and restitution.

(f)  Procedures for handling indigent offenders which ensure placement irrespective of ability to pay.

(g)  Circumstances under which revocation of an offender's probation may be recommended.

(h)  Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

(i)  Default and contract termination procedures.

(j)  Procedures that aid offenders with job assistance.

(k)  Procedures for accessing criminal history records of probationers.

In addition, the entity shall supply the chief judge's office with a quarterly report summarizing the number of offenders supervised by the private entity, payment of the required contribution under supervision or rehabilitation, and the number of offenders for whom supervision or rehabilitation will be terminated. All records of the entity must be open to inspection upon the request of the county, the court, the Auditor General, the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability, or agents thereof.

(4)  A private entity that provides court-ordered services to offenders and that charges a fee for such services must register with the board of county commissioners in the county in which the services are offered. The entity shall provide the following information for each program it operates:

(a)  The length of time the program has been operating in the county.

(b)  A list of the staff and a summary of their qualifications.

(c)  A summary of the types of services that are offered under the program.

(d)  The fees the entity charges for court-ordered services and its procedures, if any, for handling indigent offenders.

(5)  The private entity providing misdemeanor supervision services shall also comply with all other applicable provisions of law.

History.--s. 10, ch. 91-280; s. 11, ch. 93-61; s. 42, ch. 95-283; s. 134, ch. 2001-266; s. 19, ch. 2005-28.

948.16  Misdemeanor pretrial substance abuse education and treatment intervention program.--

(1)  A person who is charged with a misdemeanor for possession of a controlled substance or drug paraphernalia under chapter 893, and who has not previously been convicted of a felony nor been admitted to a pretrial program, is eligible for admission into a misdemeanor pretrial substance abuse education and treatment intervention program approved by the chief judge of the circuit, for a period based on the program requirements and the treatment plan for the offender, upon motion of either party or the court's own motion, except, if the state attorney believes the facts and circumstances of the case suggest the defendant is involved in dealing and selling controlled substances, the court shall hold a preadmission hearing. If the state attorney establishes, by a preponderance of the evidence at such hearing, that the defendant was involved in dealing or selling controlled substances, the court shall deny the defendant's admission into the pretrial intervention program.

(2)  At the end of the pretrial intervention period, the court shall consider the recommendation of the treatment program and the recommendation of the state attorney as to disposition of the pending charges. The court shall determine, by written finding, whether the defendant successfully completed the pretrial intervention program.

(a)  If the court finds that the defendant has not successfully completed the pretrial intervention program, the court may order the person to continue in education and treatment or return the charges to the criminal docket for prosecution.

(b)  The court shall dismiss the charges upon finding that the defendant has successfully completed the pretrial intervention program.

(3)  Any public or private entity providing a pretrial substance abuse education and treatment program under this section shall contract with the county or appropriate governmental entity. The terms of the contract shall include, but not be limited to, the requirements established for private entities under s. 948.15(3).

History.--s. 4, ch. 2001-48.

948.20  Drug offender probation.--If it appears to the court upon a hearing that the defendant is a chronic substance abuser whose criminal conduct is a violation of s. 893.13(2)(a) or (6)(a), the court may either adjudge the defendant guilty or stay and withhold the adjudication of guilt; and, in either case, it may stay and withhold the imposition of sentence and place the defendant on drug offender probation.

(1)  The Department of Corrections shall develop and administer a drug offender probation program which emphasizes a combination of treatment and intensive community supervision approaches and which includes provision for supervision of offenders in accordance with a specific treatment plan. The program may include the use of graduated sanctions consistent with the conditions imposed by the court. Drug offender probation status shall include surveillance and random drug testing, and may include those measures normally associated with community control, except that specific treatment conditions and other treatment approaches necessary to monitor this population may be ordered.

(2)  Offenders placed on drug offender probation are subject to revocation of probation as provided in s. 948.06.

History.--s. 14, ch. 91-225; s. 6, ch. 97-239; s. 4, ch. 2001-55; s. 10, ch. 2004-373.

Note.--Former s. 948.01(13).

948.30  Additional terms and conditions of probation or community control for certain sex offenses.--Conditions imposed pursuant to this section do not require oral pronouncement at the time of sentencing and shall be considered standard conditions of probation or community control for offenders specified in this section.

(1)  Effective for probationers or community controllees whose crime was committed on or after October 1, 1995, and who are placed under supervision for violation of chapter 794, s. 800.04, s. 827.071, or s. 847.0145, the court must impose the following conditions in addition to all other standard and special conditions imposed:

(a)  A mandatory curfew from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. The court may designate another 8-hour period if the offender's employment precludes the above specified time, and the alternative is recommended by the Department of Corrections. If the court determines that imposing a curfew would endanger the victim, the court may consider alternative sanctions.

(b)  If the victim was under the age of 18, a prohibition on living within 1,000 feet of a school, day care center, park, playground, or other place where children regularly congregate, as prescribed by the court. The 1,000-foot distance shall be measured in a straight line from the offender's place of residence to the nearest boundary line of the school, day care center, park, playground, or other place where children congregate. The distance may not be measured by a pedestrian route or automobile route.

(c)  Active participation in and successful completion of a sex offender treatment program with qualified practitioners specifically trained to treat sex offenders, at the probationer's or community controllee's own expense. If a qualified practitioner is not available within a 50-mile radius of the probationer's or community controllee's residence, the offender shall participate in other appropriate therapy.

(d)  A prohibition on any contact with the victim, directly or indirectly, including through a third person, unless approved by the victim, the offender's therapist, and the sentencing court.

(e)  If the victim was under the age of 18, a prohibition on contact with a child under the age of 18 except as provided in this paragraph. The court may approve supervised contact with a child under the age of 18 if the approval is based upon a recommendation for contact issued by a qualified practitioner who is basing the recommendation on a risk assessment. Further, the sex offender must be currently enrolled in or have successfully completed a sex offender therapy program. The court may not grant supervised contact with a child if the contact is not recommended by a qualified practitioner and may deny supervised contact with a child at any time. When considering whether to approve supervised contact with a child, the court must review and consider the following:

1.  A risk assessment completed by a qualified practitioner. The qualified practitioner must prepare a written report that must include the findings of the assessment and address each of the following components:

a.  The sex offender's current legal status;

b.  The sex offender's history of adult charges with apparent sexual motivation;

c.  The sex offender's history of adult charges without apparent sexual motivation;

d.  The sex offender's history of juvenile charges, whenever available;

e.  The sex offender's offender treatment history, including consultations with the sex offender's treating, or most recent treating, therapist;

f.  The sex offender's current mental status;

g.  The sex offender's mental health and substance abuse treatment history as provided by the Department of Corrections;

h.  The sex offender's personal, social, educational, and work history;

i.  The results of current psychological testing of the sex offender if determined necessary by the qualified practitioner;

j.  A description of the proposed contact, including the location, frequency, duration, and supervisory arrangement;

k.  The child's preference and relative comfort level with the proposed contact, when age appropriate;

l.  The parent's or legal guardian's preference regarding the proposed contact; and

m.  The qualified practitioner's opinion, along with the basis for that opinion, as to whether the proposed contact would likely pose significant risk of emotional or physical harm to the child.

The written report of the assessment must be given to the court;

2.  A recommendation made as a part of the risk assessment report as to whether supervised contact with the child should be approved;

3.  A written consent signed by the child's parent or legal guardian, if the parent or legal guardian is not the sex offender, agreeing to the sex offender having supervised contact with the child after receiving full disclosure of the sex offender's present legal status, past criminal history, and the results of the risk assessment. The court may not approve contact with the child if the parent or legal guardian refuses to give written consent for supervised contact;

4.  A safety plan prepared by the qualified practitioner, who provides treatment to the offender, in collaboration with the sex offender, the child's parent or legal guardian, if the parent or legal guardian is not the sex offender, and the child, when age appropriate, which details the acceptable conditions of contact between the sex offender and the child. The safety plan must be reviewed and approved by the court; and

5.  Evidence that the child's parent or legal guardian understands the need for and agrees to the safety plan and has agreed to provide, or to designate another adult to provide, constant supervision any time the child is in contact with the offender.

The court may not appoint a person to conduct a risk assessment and may not accept a risk assessment from a person who has not demonstrated to the court that he or she has met the requirements of a qualified practitioner as defined in this section.

(f)  If the victim was under age 18, a prohibition on working for pay or as a volunteer at any place where children regularly congregate, including, but not limited to, schools, day care centers, parks, playgrounds, pet stores, libraries, zoos, theme parks, and malls.

(g)  Unless otherwise indicated in the treatment plan provided by the sexual offender treatment program, a prohibition on viewing, accessing, owning, or possessing any obscene, pornographic, or sexually stimulating visual or auditory material, including telephone, electronic media, computer programs, or computer services that are relevant to the offender's deviant behavior pattern.

(h)  Effective for probationers and community controllees whose crime is committed on or after July 1, 2005, a prohibition on accessing the Internet or other computer services until the offender's sex offender treatment program, after a risk assessment is completed, approves and implements a safety plan for the offender's accessing or using the Internet or other computer services.

(i)  A requirement that the probationer or community controllee must submit a specimen of blood or other approved biological specimen to the Department of Law Enforcement to be registered with the DNA data bank.

(j)  A requirement that the probationer or community controllee make restitution to the victim, as ordered by the court under s. 775.089, for all necessary medical and related professional services relating to physical, psychiatric, and psychological care.

(k)  Submission to a warrantless search by the community control or probation officer of the probationer's or community controllee's person, residence, or vehicle.

(2)  Effective for a probationer or community controllee whose crime was committed on or after October 1, 1997, and who is placed on community control or sex offender probation for a violation of chapter 794, s. 800.04, s. 827.071, or s. 847.0145, in addition to any other provision of this section, the court must impose the following conditions of probation or community control:

(a)  As part of a treatment program, participation at least annually in polygraph examinations to obtain information necessary for risk management and treatment and to reduce the sex offender's denial mechanisms. A polygraph examination must be conducted by a polygrapher trained specifically in the use of the polygraph for the monitoring of sex offenders, where available, and shall be paid for by the sex offender. The results of the polygraph examination shall not be used as evidence in court to prove that a violation of community supervision has occurred.

(b)  Maintenance of a driving log and a prohibition against driving a motor vehicle alone without the prior approval of the supervising officer.

(c)  A prohibition against obtaining or using a post office box without the prior approval of the supervising officer.

(d)  If there was sexual contact, a submission to, at the probationer's or community controllee's expense, an HIV test with the results to be released to the victim or the victim's parent or guardian.

(e)  Electronic monitoring when deemed necessary by the community control or probation officer and his or her supervisor, and ordered by the court at the recommendation of the Department of Corrections.

(3)  Effective for a probationer or community controllee whose crime was committed on or after September 1, 2005, and who:

(a)  Is placed on probation or community control for a violation of chapter 794, s. 800.04(4), (5), or (6), s. 827.071, or s. 847.0145 and the unlawful sexual activity involved a victim 15 years of age or younger and the offender is 18 years of age or older;

(b)  Is designated a sexual predator pursuant to s. 775.21; or

(c)  Has previously been convicted of a violation of chapter 794, s. 800.04(4), (5), or (6), s. 827.071, or s. 847.0145 and the unlawful sexual activity involved a victim 15 years of age or younger and the offender is 18 years of age or older,

the court must order, in addition to any other provision of this section, mandatory electronic monitoring as a condition of the probation or community control supervision.

History.--s. 59, ch. 95-283; s. 6, ch. 96-409; s. 3, ch. 97-308; s. 14, ch. 98-81; s. 13, ch. 99-201; s. 3, ch. 2000-246; s. 1, ch. 2003-18; s. 1, ch. 2003-63; s. 18, ch. 2004-373; s. 151, ch. 2005-2; s. 20, ch. 2005-28; s. 4, ch. 2005-67.

Note.--Former s. 948.03(5).

948.31  Diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of offenders placed on probation or community control for certain sex offenses or child exploitation.--The court shall require a diagnosis and evaluation to determine the need of a probationer or offender in community control for treatment. If the court determines that a need therefor is established by such diagnosis and evaluation process, the court shall require outpatient counseling as a term or condition of probation or community control for any person who was found guilty of any of the following, or whose plea of guilty or nolo contendere to any of the following was accepted by the court:

(1)  Lewd or lascivious battery, lewd or lascivious molestation, lewd or lascivious conduct, or lewd or lascivious exhibition, as defined in s. 800.04.

(2)  Sexual battery, as defined in chapter 794, against a child.

(3)  Exploitation of a child as provided in s. 450.151, or for prostitution.

Such counseling shall be required to be obtained from a community mental health center, a recognized social service agency providing mental health services, or a private mental health professional or through other professional counseling. The plan for counseling for the individual shall be provided to the court for review.

History.--s. 1, ch. 81-198; s. 3, ch. 83-75; s. 16, ch. 83-131; s. 192, ch. 83-216; s. 37, ch. 89-526; s. 4, ch. 91-280; s. 13, ch. 99-201; s. 3, ch. 2000-246; s. 17, ch. 2004-373.

Note.--Former s. 948.03(4).

948.32  Requirements of law enforcement agency upon arrest of persons for certain sex offenses.--

(1)  When any state or local law enforcement agency investigates or arrests a person for committing, or attempting, soliciting, or conspiring to commit, a violation of s. 787.025, chapter 794, s. 796.03, s. 800.04, s. 827.071, s. 847.0133, s. 847.0135, or s. 847.0145, the law enforcement agency shall contact the Department of Corrections to verify whether the person under investigation or under arrest is on probation, community control, parole, conditional release, or control release.

(2)  If the law enforcement agency finds that the person under investigation or under arrest is on probation, community control, parole, conditional release, or control release, the law enforcement agency shall immediately notify the person's probation officer or release supervisor of the investigation or the arrest.

History.--s. 13, ch. 97-299; s. 3, ch. 2000-246; s. 28, ch. 2004-373.

Note.--Former s. 948.06(2).

948.50  Short title.--This act may be cited as the "Community Corrections Partnership Act."

History.--s. 3, ch. 91-225.

948.51  Community corrections assistance to counties or county consortiums.--

(1)  LEGISLATIVE INTENT.--The purpose of this section is to:

(a)  Divert nonviolent offenders from the state prison system by punishing such offenders with community-based sanctions, thereby reserving the state prison system for those offenders who are deemed to be most dangerous to the community.

(b)  Forge a partnership between the state and the correctional and public safety programs and facilities within a county or consortium of counties so that state funds may be effectively contractually disbursed to counties or county consortiums to build and operate corrections and public safety programs.

(c)  Promote accountability of offenders to their community by requiring financial restitution to victims of crime and by requiring public service to be performed for local governments and community agencies.

(d)  Make victim restitution a greater priority and provide closer monitoring of offenders to ensure payment to victims.

(e)  Maintain safe and cost-efficient community correctional programs that also require supervision and counseling, and substance abuse testing, assessment, and treatment of appropriate offenders.

(f)  Provide sanctions, services, treatment, and alternative punishments that are available to the judge at sentencing and for pretrial intervention.

(g)  Reduce, for contracting counties and county consortiums, both the percentage of nonviolent felony offenders committed to the state prison system and the percentage of nonviolent misdemeanants committed to the county detention system by punishing such offenders within the community or by requiring them to reside within community-based facilities.

(h)  Require nonviolent offenders to meet their community obligations by maintaining employment, thereby providing resources for their families, service to the community, and payment for their cost of supervision and treatment.

(i)  Extend the average length of supervision and commitment to a correctional program for those sentenced to community corrections programs beyond the actual time that they would have received at the state level.

(2)  ELIGIBILITY OF COUNTIES AND COUNTY CONSORTIUMS.--A county, or a consortium of two or more counties, may contract with the Department of Corrections for community corrections funds as provided in this section. In order to enter into a community corrections partnership contract, a county or county consortium must have a public safety coordinating council established under s. 951.26 and must designate a county officer or agency to be responsible for administering community corrections funds received from the state. The public safety coordinating council shall prepare, develop, and implement a comprehensive public safety plan for the county, or the geographic area represented by the county consortium, and shall submit an annual report to the Department of Corrections concerning the status of the program. In preparing the comprehensive public safety plan, the public safety coordinating council shall cooperate with the juvenile justice circuit board and the juvenile justice county council, established under s. 985.4135, in order to include programs and services for juveniles in the plan. To be eligible for community corrections funds under the contract, the initial public safety plan must be approved by the governing board of the county, or the governing board of each county within the consortium, and the Secretary of Corrections based on the requirements of this section. If one or more other counties develop a unified public safety plan, the public safety coordinating council shall submit a single application to the department for funding. Continued contract funding shall be pursuant to subsection (5). The plan for a county or county consortium must cover at least a 5-year period and must include:

(a)  A description of programs offered for the job placement and treatment of offenders in the community.

(b)  A specification of community-based intermediate sentencing options to be offered and the types and number of offenders to be included in each program.

(c)  Specific goals and objectives for reducing the projected percentage of commitments to the state prison system of persons with low total sentencing scores pursuant to the Criminal Punishment Code.

(d)  Specific evidence of the population status of all programs which are part of the plan, which evidence establishes that such programs do not include offenders who otherwise would have been on a less intensive form of community supervision.

(e)  The assessment of population status by the public safety coordinating council of all correctional facilities owned or contracted for by the county or by each county within the consortium.

(f)  The assessment of bed space that is available for substance abuse intervention and treatment programs and the assessment of offenders in need of treatment who are committed to each correctional facility owned or contracted for by the county or by each county within the consortium.

(g)  A description of program costs and sources of funds for each community corrections program, including community corrections funds, loans, state assistance, and other financial assistance.

(3)  DEPARTMENTAL RESPONSIBILITIES.--The Department of Corrections shall:

(a)  Administer this section within the goals and mandates of this legislation.

(b)  Report by January 1 of each year to the Governor, the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives on the effectiveness of participating counties and county consortiums in diverting nonviolent offenders from the state prison system.

(c)  Establish, in cooperation with the governing bodies of counties and municipalities and with school boards, a program to provide technical assistance, education, and training to local governments, nonprofit entities and agencies, and public safety coordinating councils regarding community corrections and the provisions of this section.

(d)  Develop minimum standards, policies, and administrative rules for the statewide implementation of this section.

(e)  Develop and implement a community corrections partnership contract process and procedure.

(f)  Review community public safety plans and provide contract funding.

(g)  Conduct a review, as often as necessary but not less than annually, of all program measures, to ensure program accountability.

(4)  PURPOSES OF COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS FUNDS.--

(a)  The Secretary of Corrections may contract for the issuance of community corrections assistance funds, as appropriated by the Legislature, to an eligible contracting county or county consortium for the purposes of:

1.  Providing community-based corrections programs within county-owned or county-contracted residential probation programs.

2.  Providing nonincarcerative diversionary programs, including pretrial release programs, for juvenile offenders or adult offenders who would otherwise be housed in a county detention facility, a state juvenile detention facility, or a state correctional institution.

3.  Providing community-based drug treatment programs, both outpatient and residential, by licensed providers.

4.  Funding costs for the enhancement of programs within county detention facilities.

5.  Funding costs for the enhancement of public safety and crime prevention programs.

(b)  Programs, services, and facilities that may be funded under this section include, but are not limited to:

1.  Programs providing pretrial services.

2.  Specialized divisions within the circuit or county court established for the purpose of hearing specific types of cases, such as drug cases or domestic violence cases.

3.  Work camps.

4.  Programs providing intensive probation supervision.

5.  Military-style boot camps.

6.  Work-release facilities.

7.  Centers to which offenders report during the day.

8.  Restitution centers.

9.  Inpatient or outpatient programs for substance abuse treatment and counseling.

10.  Vocational and educational programs.

(c)  The application and contract submitted to the department by the public safety coordinating council may include provisions for funding the anticipated costs of providing health care to offenders placed in a program or facility funded under this section.

(d)  Upon the award of community corrections assistance funds, the department shall disburse one-third of the funds for provision of the services described above and shall thereafter disburse the remaining funds on a quarterly basis.

(e)  Except as provided in this paragraph, contracting counties or county consortiums may not use any community corrections assistance funds for any of the following purposes:

1.  Fixed capital outlay in construction, addition, renovation, or operation of any adult or juvenile secure detention facility;

2.  Construction, addition, renovation, or operation of any state facility; or

3.  Salary of any state probation and parole officer.

However, community corrections assistance funds may be used to acquire, renovate, and operate county-owned residential probation facilities or programs.

(5)  CONTINUED CONTRACT FUNDING.--In order to remain eligible for continued contract funding, a contracting county or county consortium must substantially comply with the goals, standards, and objectives set forth in its comprehensive public safety plan and with the standards established in this section. Each contracting county or county consortium shall participate with the Department of Corrections in an evaluation of its program effectiveness in a format to be determined by the department, with particular emphasis placed upon attainment of the goals specified in paragraphs (2)(c) and (d). The department is responsible for the costs of performing the evaluation. If the department determines that a county or county consortium, in the course of its regular business and recordkeeping practices, is unable, without additional funds, to comply with the department's request for information necessary to perform an evaluation, the department shall reimburse reasonable additional recordkeeping expenses incurred by the county or county consortium during the evaluation process.

(6)  NONCOMPLIANCE WITH PLAN.--If the Secretary of Corrections determines that there are reasonable grounds to believe that a contracting county or county consortium is not substantially complying with its plan or with the standards established in this section, the secretary shall give 30 days' written notice to the governing board of the county, or the governing board of each county within the consortium, and the chair of the public safety coordinating council. If the secretary then finds noncompliance by such contracting county or county consortium, the secretary shall require the governing board of the county, or the governing board of each county within the consortium, to provide a written agreement as to how and when the specific deficiencies identified by the secretary will be corrected. If no such agreement is submitted to the secretary within the time limit specified, or if such deficiencies are not corrected within 45 days after such an agreement has been approved by the secretary, the secretary may suspend any part or all of the funding until compliance is achieved.

(7)  ALLOCATION OF FUNDS.--The department shall allocate the funding for these contracts to counties and county consortiums to the extent authorized in the General Appropriations Act.

(8)  For the purposes of this section, the term "public safety" does not include the investigative, patrol, or administrative activities of a law enforcement agency.

History.--s. 4, ch. 91-225; s. 33, ch. 92-310; s. 6, ch. 94-265; s. 43, ch. 95-283; s. 35, ch. 97-194; s. 20, ch. 98-204; s. 60, ch. 98-280; s. 12, ch. 2000-135.

948.90  Local offender advisory councils.--

(1)  It is the intent of the Legislature that cities and counties or combinations thereof have the option to develop, establish, and maintain community programs to provide the judicial system with community alternatives for certain nonviolent offenders who may require less than institutional custody but more than probation supervision pursuant to this chapter. It is further intended that such programs provide increased opportunities for offenders to make restitution to victims of crime through financial reimbursement or community service, while promoting efficiency and economy in the delivery of correctional services.

(2)  In the event that a city or county or a combination thereof elects to develop, establish, and maintain such community program, it shall provide support to a local offender advisory council composed of members appointed by the city or county governing body; if a council is established by more than one local government, an equal number of members shall be appointed by each participating governing body. Each council shall also include in its membership two persons appointed by the chief judge of the circuit serving the jurisdiction or jurisdictions participating on the committee and one person appointed by the appropriate regional office of the Department of Corrections. Each such council shall be responsible for:

(a)  Identifying and developing community services and programs for use by the courts in diverting offenders from state correctional institutions.

(b)  Providing a mechanism whereby all offenders with needs for services will be linked to appropriate agencies and individuals.

(c)  Upon referral to the council by the circuit court, determining if an appropriate behavioral contract can be developed with an offender in a community program as an alternative to incarceration, and providing findings and recommendations to the referring judge.

History.--s. 28, ch. 83-131; s. 78, ch. 85-62.
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