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Cost Sharing


DETENTION COST SHARING OVERVIEW

Florida Statute provides that the state and counties have a joint obligation to pay for the costs of secure detention care provided for juveniles. Passed in the 2016 legislative session, Senate Bill 1322 revised the methodology for calculating the share of detention care costs that must be paid by each county that is not a fiscally constrained county and that does not provide its own detention care for juveniles. 

For Fiscal Year 2016-17, each such county shall pay to the Department its annual percentage share of $42.5 million, calculated by dividing the total number of detention days for juveniles residing in that county for the most recently completed 12-month period by the total number of detention days for juveniles in all non-fiscally constrained counties during that same period. The DJJ is responsible for paying the remainder of detention costs. Beginning in Fiscal Year 2017-18 and for each fiscal year thereafter, each such county shall pay its annual percentage share of 50 percent of the total shared detention costs, calculated by dividing the total number of detention days for juveniles residing in the county for the most recently completed 12-month period by the total number of detention days for juveniles in all non-fiscally constrained counties during that same period. The DJJ is responsible for paying the remainder of detention costs.

Documents related to each year's allocations are provided below sorted by fiscal year.  Any questions regarding the information provided here can be directed to the Department’s Chief of Finance and Accounting.


Detention Cost Sharing Documents




DETENTION COST SHARING ARCHIVE

For information on detention cost sharing prior to the FY2016-17 fiscal year, visit the Detention Cost Sharing Archive page.