Program Performance in Fiscal Year 2021-22
|Adults in forensic commitment who are not guilty by reason of insanity with improved functioning||66%|
|Average number of days to restore competency for adults in forensic commitment||103|
|Adults in civil commitment with improved functioning||69%|
|Number of adults on forensic admission waiting list over 15 days||1,921|
|Source: Long Range Program Plan, Department of Children and Families.|
Mental Health Treatment. The 2023 Legislature enacted Ch. 2023-270, Laws of Florida, which modifies Ch. 916, Florida Statutes, regarding competency determination, treatment options, and restoration. Specifically, the law requires local sheriffs or the DCF to administer psychotropic medications to forensic clients in jails prior to their admission to forensic facilities if clinically indicated; requires the consideration of alternative, community-based treatment options before ordering a defendant to be placed in a forensic facility; and reduces timeframes for notifications from forensic facilities to the courts, scheduling of competency hearings, and the maximum wait time for transportation back to the committing jurisdiction. Additionally, forensic facilities must provide up to 30 days of medication when transferring a defendant back to the committing jurisdiction and assist the county jail's medical team with discharge planning.
Performance measures and standards for the department may be found in its Long Range Program Plan.
Planning and Performance Measures report the department's performance on external and internal measures for its various programs. The measures allow the user to view performance at both a statewide and geographic region level.
Mental Health Services, DCF Headquarters, 850-487-1111
Contacts for the state hospitals can be found on the websites below.
|Florida State Hospital||850-663-1000|
|Northeast Florida State Hospital||904-330-2001|
|North Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center||352-375-8484|
|South Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center||786-349-6000|
|South Florida State Hospital||954-392-3000|
|Treasure Coast Treatment Facility||772-597-9400|