Community Budget Issue Requests - Tracking Id #948FY0001

Community Domiciliary Project (Continuation)












Randy Croy


Serenity House of Volusia











Project Title:

Community Domiciliary Project (Continuation)

Date Submitted:

2/12/01 5:05:00 PM












James King














Statewide Interest:

improved prevention & treatment svcs for substance abuse & mental health clients













Serenity House of Volusia


Randy Croy


308 S. Martin Luther King Blvd.

Contact Phone:

(904) 258-5050 16



Daytona Beach 32114































Service Area:

Private Organization
















Project Description:








The program has allowed area providers of criminal justice, emergency room, detoxification, and crisis stabilization services to identify individuals who repeatedly utilize high-cost services.  After a joint effort in identifying the 60 individuals who are the highest users of costly services, Serenity House has implemented a range of intensive interventions to interrupt their patterns of "system abuse."  The program provides a public/private partnership in accessing safe and affordable housing through a voucher system and takes advantage of existing housing options rather than constructing new facilities.  An immediate positive outcome has resulted as high-risk abusers are stabilized and are diverted from high-intensity, expensive medical, criminal justice, and treatment interventions.  Research indicates that community costs are reduced by $87.44 per day for every person participating in this program when compared to clients' pre-treatment functioning.












Measurable Outcome Anticipated:






Based upon research data generated from the first 13 months of program operation, pre-treatment vs. post-treatment client outcomes indicate that: treatment costs have been reduced by 28.4%;medical costs have been reduced by 84.9%;arrests have decreased by 64.3%; jail days decreased by 59.8%;prosecution costs were reduced by 74.9%;overall, criminal justice costs decreased by 70%; employment increased by 55.6%; 78.3% of total program participants either successfully completed or remain active in treatment.











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Purpose for future year funding:


Recurring Operations



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Was this project included in an Agency's Budget Request?




Was this project included in the Governor's Recommended Budget?













Is there a documented need for this project?






Volusia/Flagler local treatment need statistics; Florida's 1999 Drug Control Strategy











Was this project request heard before a publicly noticed meeting of a body of elected officials (municipal, county, or state)?




Hearing Body:

Volusia Co. Legislative Delegation


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