NPI has partnered with the Florida Department of Corrections to provide services at four Nonsecure Drug Treatment Programs and one Probation & Restitution Center.
It is NPI’s belief that alcoholism and drug addiction are treatable diseases, and that substance abuse offenders can and do recover from the effects of addiction. Treatment in an appropriate setting can allow an addicted person to return to a responsible and productive lifestyle, thereby reducing recidivism and relapse.
The NPI Residential Treatment Program was created to provide intervention for state felony offenders experiencing difficulty with alcohol or drugs, and who are in need of a greater intensity of treatment than outpatient counseling can provide. Our residential program consists of a two-month intensive treatment component followed by a four-month employment/reentry component. Combining group and individual counseling, substance abuse and family education, and relapse prevention training in a residential setting, the program strives to provide the structure and discipline necessary to engage the offender in personal growth while keeping in mind the security and accountability requirements necessary to meet our responsibility to the courts, crime victims, and to the community.
Probation and Restitution Centers (PRC’s) were created to provide a sentencing alternative for Probation and Community Control offenders in need of a structured and disciplined environment, and to serve as a transitional resource for inmates releasing from prison. The programs, which emphasize employment and victim restitution, are designed to increase motivation, assist in the development of basic life, educational, and vocational skills, and provide treatment to offenders with identified substance abuse problems.
The Probation & Restitution Center programs serve as a viable option to incarceration by providing a more cost effective alternative than incarceration. By allowing the offender to stay in the PRC under stringent accountability requirements, PRC residents are required to contribute to the cost of their program participation and are responsible for their own clothing and medical care - lessening the burden on the taxpayer. In addition, a percentage of the offender’s income is mandated to go directly toward their court-ordered obligations; thereby ensuring that victims receive the restitution payments they deserve.