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Re-Entry Programs & Education. Mission To provide programs and services to inmates that will best prepare them for their return to society as law-abiding.

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1 Re-Entry Programs & Education

2 Mission To provide programs and services to inmates that will best prepare them for their return to society as law-abiding citizens.

3 Core Program Areas Academics Vocational Programs 100-Hour Program Veteran Dorms Thinking for a Change USDOL Apprenticeship Program

4 Crimonogenic Factors to Address

5 Combating Criminogenic Factors Assess risk/needs Enhance intrinsic motivation Target interventions (risk, needs, responsivity, dosage, treatment) Skill train with directed practice (CBT) Increase positive reinforcement Engage ongoing support in natural communities Measure relevant processes/practices Provide measurement feedback

6 Our Role in Re-Entry Develop, implement and review the effectiveness of re-entry programs Provide staff and inmates with re-entry information to reduce recidivism Cultivate, establish, maintain, and monitor community partnerships

7 Programs: Academic Adult and Special Education Programs Operates in 27 correctional facilities Inmate Teaching Assistants (ITAs) Operates in 41 correctional facilities Local Education Agencies offer services at three (3) institutions

8 33 occupational trades offered include… Automotive Collision Repair CDL HVAC Masonry Brick & Block Waste Water Treatment… Specter Grant Program Post-secondary vocational training Inmates 35 years of age and under who have a high school diploma or GED Programs operated at 7 correctional facilities Programs: Vocational Education

9 Focuses on… Life management skills, including the change process Job Readiness Criminal Thinking Programs: 100-Hour Program

10 Programs: Identification Pilot Identification enables ex-offenders to.. Obtain legitimate employment Secure housing Cash paychecks Open bank accounts IDs are obtained through the Florida DHSMV Steps necessary to reinstate revoked licenses can be found at https://www6.flhsmv.gov/DLCheck/dl/pages/dlCheck.jsp https://www6.flhsmv.gov/DLCheck/dl/pages/dlCheck.jsp

11 Programs: Veteran Dorms More than 6,700 inmates are self-reported prior Military Service personnel Six (6) dorm sites currently provide transition services for inmates with verified prior military service Sites are currently establishing community partners and stakeholders

12 Programs: Thinking for a Change Focuses on: Cognitive Self Change Social Skills Problem Solving Studies show Ex-offenders who completed this program are 33% less likely to commit new crimes than those who didnt. (Golden, 2002)

13 Programs: USDOL Apprenticeship Program Provide the opportunity to earn an industry certificate from the Department of Education(DOE) and U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) Program areas (Developmental Stage) Auto-body Repair Cosmetologist Welder Landscape Management Technician Housekeeping

14 Re-Entry Facilities Northern Region: Baker Re-Entry Center Southern Region: Demilly Re-Entry Center Polk Re-Entry Center Sago Palm Re-Entry Center

15 Portals: A Single Point of Entry RE-ENTRY FACILITY ON-SITE CRIMINAL REGISTRATION POST-RELEASE SUPERVISION ? CONNECTED WITH PROBATION STAFF RE-ENTRY PORTAL OFFENDER REUNITED WITH FAMILY OFFERED REENTRY SERVICES AVAILABLE AT PORTAL YESNO

16 Portals: Services may include… On-Site Felony Registration Community Corrections (CC) Contact Law enforcement & CC Notification Case Management Transition Planning Clothing Closet Legal Aid Job Placement/Employment Information Health Care Substance Abuse/Mental Health Aftercare Housing Mentoring Vocation & Academic Counseling Debt Management Civil Rights Restoration Guidance Life Skills Training Medical / Disability Assistance Food / Meal Vouchers Family Reunification…

17 Portal Locations Hillsborough County Portal 1800 Orient Road Tampa, Florida Phone: (813) Jacksonville Reentry Center (JREC) 1024 Superior Street Jacksonville, FL Phone: (904) Palm Beach County Portal 673 Fairgrounds Road West Palm Beach, FL Pinellas Safe Harbor th Street North Clearwater, FL Phone: (727)

18 We Never Walk Alone Florida Department of Corrections William Carr, Assistant Secretary Re-Entry Latoya Lane, Director Re-Entry James Cox, Assistant Director Re-Entry Tahnee Casanova, Chief Re-Entry Programs & Education Nichole Landrum, Administrator Re-Entry Program Allen Overstreet, Administrator Education


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