Survey on SUD Disqualifying Offenses from Employment

December 19, 2017

Dear friends:

Please take a brief moment to complete this 3-question survey if you have ever been arrested in the past and have attempted to obtain employment within the Substance Use Disorder treatment and/or Recovery Residence fields.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RWFPHDW

The Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association (FADAA) [yes, they will be changing their name to get with the times] has been working vigorously for many years now trying to update Florida’s Level 2 background screening and the exemption process.

This background check is required to hold many positions within the SUD treatment space. It also disparately impacts the ability of those with significant real world experience from getting involved.

However, DCF does have an exemption from disqualification process, recognizing that by excluding someone who committed a crime as a result of their active drug misuse, this would undermine the entirety of the effectiveness of the system.

The Florida Legislation is reviewing whether to exclude some drug charges from the disqualification matrix, so that after a period of time, there is an automatic exemption from disqualification, rather than having to go through the lengthy and expensive exemption application process, which tends to discourage good, rehabilitated people from providing their wisdom to the treatment marketplace.

Questions have been posted as to the 8 most common offenses for individuals seeking to work in this arena.

In order to try to give them this information, we have created a very short 3-question survey to gather this information anonymously.Here is the link to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RWFPHDW

We are trying to gather all information before the end of this week.

YOUR NAME OR ANY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION WILL NOT BE SHARED AND WILL BE KEPT ENTIRELY CONFIDENTIAL.

We very much appreciate your time and quick response!

Jeffrey Lynne

Jeffrey Lynne

Jeffrey C. Lynne is a South Florida native, representing individuals and business entities relating to licensing, accreditation, regulatory compliance, business structure, marketing, real estate, zoning and litigation pertaining to substance abuse treatment facilities and sober living residences. Mr. Lynne has been recognized across the region as a leader in progressive public dialogue about the role that substance abuse treatment has within our communities and the fundamental need and right to provide safe and affordable housing for those who are both in treatment for addiction and alcoholism as well as those who are established in their recovery.
Jeffrey Lynne

About Jeffrey Lynne

Jeffrey C. Lynne is a South Florida native, representing individuals and business entities relating to licensing, accreditation, regulatory compliance, business structure, marketing, real estate, zoning and litigation pertaining to substance abuse treatment facilities and sober living residences. Mr. Lynne has been recognized across the region as a leader in progressive public dialogue about the role that substance abuse treatment has within our communities and the fundamental need and right to provide safe and affordable housing for those who are both in treatment for addiction and alcoholism as well as those who are established in their recovery.

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