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Mission Statement

Escambia County Community Corrections is a program aimed at relieving jail overcrowding through court-approved sentencing alternatives. Non-violent 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.

FY 2015-2016 Accomplishments

  • Misdemeanor probation officers performed investigative work and probation counseling, issued warrants, worked closely with other criminal justice agencies and supervised more than 4,900 sentenced probationers. The department provided intensive supervision for 539 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. Veteran's Court conducted its first graduation in 2016.
  • Pre-Trial Release provided intensive supervision for more than 2,600 defendants. The program assists in alleviating overcrowding of the jail. Defendants released to this 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.
  • Community Service received 931 referrals. The program 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.
  • The Check Restitution program supervised more than 1,002 cases and collected restitution for Escambia County businesses in the amount of $256,196.48. This program is designed to assist and educate chronic worthless check writers and enable worthless check offenders to pay restitution and fees prior to arrest.
  • The Work Release Program increased its security measures and enhanced its policies and procedures. The Work Release Program was successfully completed by 238 inmates. 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. 
  • More than 950 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. 


Defendants completed the Pre-Trial Diversion program


Inmates successfully completed the Work Release program


Dollars collected for businesses in the Check Restitution program