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Community Corrections Staff

Mission Statement


Escambia County Community Corrections is comprised of community-based programs with the mission of relieving jail overcrowding through court-approved sentencing alternatives, with an emphasis on public safety. Eligible offenders are placed into community sanctions, rather than in jail, to free up corrections space for more serious offenders. Rehabilitative and monitoring options include substance abuse treatment, monitoring services, substance use testing, community service work and pre-trial release supervision. Our staff has received training for the Florida Courts E-filing Portal process, and we are one of the first community corrections programs to “go live” with this process in the state of Florida. Community Corrections continues to emphasize the importance of participation in provider fairs, career fairs, training, workshops and other county initiatives. Some of these include participation in Escambia Cares, Escambia County Youth Employment Program, Ebonwood Youth Summer Program, Pensacola Christian Internship Program, Florida Department of Corrections Provider Fair, Big Bend Provider Fair and other volunteer projects. We have also collaborated with local agencies within our community to ensure that staff is knowledgeable of available resources and opportunities for the benefit of the citizens of Escambia County.

FY 2016-2017 Accomplishments

  •  Misdemeanor Probation Officers performed investigative work and probation counseling, issued warrants, worked closely with other criminal justice agencies and supervised more than 1,100 sentenced probationers on a monthly basis. The department provided intensive supervision for 452 defendants via electronic monitoring devices and participated in the supervision of offenders who were sentenced to Veteran’s Court and Teaching, Education, Accountability and Motivation, or TEAM, Court. 
  • The Check Restitution Program supervised more than 764 cases and collected restitution for Escambia County businesses in the amount of $192,523.50. The program is designed to assist and educate chronic worthless check writers and enable them to pay restitution and fees prior to arrest. 
  • Work Release Program increased its security measures and enhanced policies and procedures, with 186 inmates successfully completing the program. Work Release houses qualified inmates who have been sentenced to serve a period of incarceration. These inmates are allowed to continue their employment while serving their sentence. 
 
  • Pre-Trial Release provided intensive supervision for more than 2,303 defendants. The Pre-Trial Release Program assists in alleviating overcrowding of the jail, and defendants released to the program must comply with court-ordered conditions while awaiting a date for their case to be adjudicated. Forensic mental health is a component of the Pre-Trial Release Program.
  • More than 1,523 offenders successfully completed the Pre-Trial Diversion Program. Pre-Trial Diversion is most often utilized by first-time offenders as referred by the court. Once the offender’s required conditions are completed successfully, the case is closed and does not appear on his or her record. 
  • The Community Service Program received 694 referrals. Community Service is designed to place individuals who are ordered by the court to complete a specified number of community service hours with agencies throughout the county. 
  • Court Services ensured the dispersal of accurate court information and provided courteous customer service to more than 10,000 citizens.
 

1,523

Defendants completed the Pre-Trial Diversion Program

186

Inmates successfully completed the Work Release program

1,100

Probationers were supervised on a monthly basis