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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 citizens. 
           Core Program Areas

q Academics

q Vocational Programs

q 100-Hour Program

q Veteran Dorms

q Thinking for a Change

q USDOL Apprenticeship Program
Crimonogenic Factors to Address
         Combating Criminogenic Factors

q Assess risk/needs               q Increase positive 
                                    reinforcement
q Enhance intrinsic motivation
                                  q Engage ongoing support in 
q Target interventions (risk,       natural communities
  needs, responsivity, dosage, 
  treatment)                      q Measure relevant 
                                    processes/practices
q Skill train with directed 
  practice (CBT)                  q Provide measurement 
                                    feedback
         Our Role in Re-Entry


qDevelop, implement and review the effectiveness 
 of re-entry programs

qProvide staff and inmates with re-entry 
 information to reduce recidivism 

qCultivate, establish, maintain, and monitor 
 community partnerships
               Programs: Academic
qAdult and Special Education Programs
       § Operates in 27 correctional facilities


qInmate Teaching Assistants (ITAs) 
       § Operates in 41 correctional facilities


qLocal Education Agencies offer
services at three (3) institutions
   Programs: Vocational Education
q33 occupational trades offered include…
  §Automotive Collision  Repair
  §CDL
  §HVAC
  §Masonry Brick & Block
  §Waste Water Treatment…


qSpecter 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: 100-Hour Program

qFocuses on…

  §Life management skills, including the change process

  §Job Readiness

  §Criminal Thinking
      Programs: Identification Pilot
qIdentification enables ex-offenders to..
      §   Obtain legitimate employment
      §   Secure housing
      §   Cash paychecks
      §   Open bank accounts


q IDs are obtained through the Florida 
  DHSMV

q Steps necessary to reinstate 
  revoked licenses can be found at 
  https://www6.flhsmv.gov/DLCheck/dl/pages/dlCheck.jsp 
             Programs: Veteran Dorms
q More than 6,700 inmates are self-reported prior 
  Military Service personnel

q Six (6) dorm sites currently provide 
  transition services for inmates with 
  verified prior military service 

q Sites are currently establishing
  community partners and 
  stakeholders
      Programs: Thinking for a Change
qFocuses on:
  § Cognitive Self Change
  § Social Skills
  § Problem Solving 



qStudies show Ex-offenders who completed this 
 program are 33% less likely to commit new crimes 
 than those who didn’t. 
                                         (Golden, 2002)
Programs: USDOL Apprenticeship Program

  qProvide the opportunity to earn an industry 
   certificate from the Department of 
   Education(DOE) and U.S. Department of Labor 
   (USDOL)

  qProgram areas (Developmental Stage)
        § Auto-body Repair
        § Cosmetologist
        § Welder
        § Landscape Management Technician
        § Housekeeping
                  Re-Entry Facilities


qNorthern Region:
  §Baker Re-Entry Center



qSouthern Region:
  §Demilly Re-Entry Center
  §Polk Re-Entry Center
  §Sago Palm Re-Entry Center
 Portals: A Single Point of Entry

                       RE-ENTRY FACILITY


                       RE-ENTRY PORTAL


                OFFENDER REUNITED WITH FAMILY


                 ON-SITE CRIMINAL REGISTRATION



                  POST-RELEASE SUPERVISION ?

                 NO                        YES
OFFERED REENTRY SERVICES            CONNECTED WITH PROBATION
   AVAILABLE AT PORTAL                       STAFF

                                    OFFERED REENTRY SERVICES
                                       AVAILABLE AT PORTAL
Portals: Services may include…
Portal Locations
                   
   Hillsborough County Portal
          1800 Orient Road
        Tampa, Florida 33619
        Phone: (813) 247-8468

Jacksonville Reentry Center (JREC)
         1024 Superior Street
        Jacksonville, FL 32254
        Phone: (904) 301-2400

    Palm Beach County Portal
        673 Fairgrounds Road
      West Palm Beach, FL 33411

      Pinellas Safe Harbor
       14840 49th Street North
         Clearwater, FL 33760
        Phone: (727) 464-8058
                 “We Never Walk Alone”
             Florida Department of Corrections

William Carr, Assistant Secretary         Tahnee Casanova, Chief 
              Re-Entry                Re-Entry Programs & Education
Carr.William@mail.dc.state.fl.us    Casanova.Tahnee@mail.dc.state.fl.us

     Latoya Lane, Director            Nichole Landrum, Administrator 
           Re-Entry                          Re-Entry Program
Lane.Latoya@mail.dc.state.fl.us      Landrum.Nichole@mail.dc.state.fl.us

 James Cox, Assistant Director        Allen Overstreet, Administrator 
          Re-Entry                               Education
 Cox.James@mail.dc.state.fl.us        Overstreet.Allen@mail.dc.state.fl.us

                                                       

				
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