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.
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!