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THE URBAN INSTITUTE
and VOI/TIS funds
http://www.urban.org/ 



EX-OFFENDERS' RESOURCE
ONE-STOP CENTERS
http://www.workforcecenter.org/one-stop.htm




Contact Prison Fellowship®
P.O. Box 17500
Washington, DC 20041-7500
(703) 478-0100

It's not easy to be the mother of an inmate, and I believe God made those mothers from a special mold (it is not a job for weaklings).

He not only gave us unconditional love for our own offspring, but enough love to give to the countless others that need to feel loved too.

I recently arranged a meeting with the Field Director of Prison Fellowship Ministries, my Pastor and myself.  I want to reach out to the many families that are not receiving fellowship and support while living  the prison experience.  The members of my church are very supportive of my efforts to this end.  I found that PFM offers many resources to prisoners, ex-prisoners and their families (through the generosity of area churches).

The link to their home-page is:  PRISON FELLOWSHIP MINISTRIES http://www.pfm.org/prisonfellowship/channelroot/home/

There is a menu on the left side of the screen, click on "Local Offices" and type in where the prisoner plans to reside when they are released.  You can then contact the local office for that area.  They should be able to tell you what resources are there.

Blessings,

Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.
Hebrews 13:3


FEDERAL FUNDS FOR REENTRY INITIATIVE

 U.S. Department of Justice | Office of Justice Programs
Privacy Statement and Disclaimers | FOIA

The Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative is supported by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP) and National Institute of Corrections (NIC), and their federal partners: the U.S. Departments of Education (ED), Health and Human Services (HHS), Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and Labor (DOL). The application deadline for the Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Program was May 15, 2002.

Social Security Benefits
By: Barbara Kestler


 ENGAGE EXISTING RESOURCES
This page gives a US map, clickable states information
 

Click here for a list of all 68 grant award recipients.

Florida Department of Corrections (Amount: $1,000,000*)

The Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC) will partner with the Palm Beach County Workforce Development Board and several state and local agencies to develop a community-based reentry program that will focus on public safety, reducing recidivism among youthful offenders, and decreasing overall crime rates. The FDOC's reentry program will target youthful offenders ages 18–35 who have been released from state correctional facilities and are returning to Palm Beach County. FDOC's reentry program will provide job training and placement, educational services, vocational assistance, counseling, anger management counseling, substance abuse treatment, mental health treatment, housing assistance, long-term community-based support, community service, faith-based mentoring, family reunification, victim restitution, and intensive case management.

Local contact: Murray Brooks, 850–410–4342.

Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (Amount: $1,000,000*)

The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (FDJJ) will target offenders ages 15–19 who have committed at least one violent felony. FDJJ will implement the programs in Duval County, Circuit 4 (serving 25 offenders annually); Miami–Dade County, Circuit 11 (serving 100 offenders annually); and Hillsborough County, Circuit 13 (serving 25 offenders annually). Services will include substance abuse treatment, employment training, case management and supervision, and mental health services.

Local contact: Terri L. Buckley, 727–570–3352.

[Asterisks indicate award amounts that are subject to final review.]

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/reentry/learn.html  this link provided me with information concerning a million dollars that is being administered in Florida for offenders.

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/reentry/engage.html this page directed me to this page which in turn gave me these contacts:  

Florida State Agency Contacts

Florida Department of Corrections
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399–2500
850–488–5021
http://www.dc.state.fl.us

Florida Department of Education
Capitol Building, Room PL 08
Tallahassee, FL 32399–0400
850–487–1785
850–413–0378 (fax)
www.firn.edu/doe/index.html

State and County WIA Contacts

Florida Workforce Investment Board Contact
Mr. Thomas D. McGurk, Director
Agency for Workforce Innovation
1320 Executive Center Drive
300 Atkins Building
Tallahassee, FL 32399–0667
850–921–5421
805–487–1753 (fax)
thomas_mcgurk@jb.fdles.state.fl.us
 

Governor's Liaison
Ms. Mary B. Hooks
Labor and Employment Security Department
2012 Capitol Circle SE., Hartman Building #303
Tallahassee, FL 32399–2152
850–922–7021
850–488–8930 (fax)
mary_b_hooks@fdles.state.fl.us

State Workforce Development
Mr. Larry McIntyre
Florida Department of Labor, Employment and Training
1320 Executive Center Drive, Atkins Building #200
Tallahassee, FL 32399–0667
850–488–9250
850–488–0249 (fax)
larry_mcintyre@jb.fdles.state.fl.us

Alachua/Bradford Counties—Region 9
Alachua, Bradford (counties)
Ms. Rachel Bishop-Cook
BCN Associates, Inc.
408 West University Avenue, Suite 604
Gainesville, FL 32601
352–334–4088
352–377–5242 (fax)
rachel@bcnassociates.com

Big Bend—Region 5
Gadsden, Leon, Wakulla (counties)
Dr. J. Wyatt Pope
Big Bend Jobs and Education Council, Inc.
565 East Tennessee Street
Tallahassee, FL 32308
850–414–6085
850–410–2595 (fax)
wyatt.pope@bigbend-workforce.org

Brevard County—Region 13
Brevard (county)
Ms. Linda South
Brevard Workforce Development Board
597 Haverty Court, Suite 40
Rockledge, FL 32955
321–504–2060
321–504–2065 (fax)
lsouth@job-link.net

Broward County
Mr. Mason Jackson
Workforce One
3800 Inverarry Boulevard, Suite 400
Lauderhill, FL 33319
954–535–2345
954–535–2346 (fax)
masonjacks@broward-workforce.org

Central Florida—Regions 12
Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Sumter (counties)
Mr. Gary Earl
Workforce Central Florida
1801 Lee Road, Suite 270
Winter Park, FL 32789–2165
407–741–4365
407–741–4376 (fax)
gearl@msn.com

Chipola—Region 3
Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty, Washington (counties)
Ms. Freida Sheffield
Chipola Regional Workforce
Planning Board, Inc.
P.O. Box 947
Chipley, FL 32428
850–638–6081
850–638–3093 (fax)
freidas@jep3.state.fl.us

Citrus/Levy/Marion—Region 10
Citrus, Levy, Marion (counties)
Mr. Thomas "Rusty" Skinner
CLMWorks
Workforce Development Board
2300 SE 17th Street, Suite 1000
Ocala, FL 34471
352–732–1355
352–732–1718 (fax)
tskinner@clmworkforce.com

Dade and Monroe Counties—Region 23
Dade, Monroe (counties)
Ms. Harriet Spivak
Jobs and Education Partnership Regional Board for Dade and Monroe Counties
3403 NW. 82nd Avenue, Suite 300
Miami, FL 33122–1029
305–594–7615
305–477–0113 (fax)
harriet@jep-tec.org

Escarosa—Region 1
Escambia, Santa Rosa (counties)
Ms. Susan Simpler
Escarosa Regional Workforce Development Board, Inc.
9111 Sturdevant Drive
Pensacola, FL 32514
850–473–0939
850–473–0935 (fax)
escarosa@bellsouth.net

First Coast—Region 8
Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns (counties)
Mr. Lynn Grafel
First Coast Workforce Development, Inc.
2141 Loch Rane Boulevard, Suite 107
Orange Park, FL 32073–4239
904–213–3050
904–272–8927 (fax)
worksource@worksourcefl.com

Flagler/Volusia Counties; WDB 11
Flagler, Volusia (counties)
Mr. Laurence Tomasetti
Workforce Development Board of Flagler and Volusia Counties
1901 Mason Avenue, Suite 110
Daytona Beach, FL 32117
386–274–3850
386–274–3864 (fax)
larryt@wdb-fvc.org

Florida Crown—Region 7
Baker, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Union (counties)
Mr. James E. Carr
Florida Crown Workforce Development Board
1430 South 1st Street, Suite 2
Lake City, FL 32025–5750
386–752–5713
386–752–6461 (fax)
jecarr@flcrown.org

Gulf Coast—Region 4
Bay, Franklin, Gulf (counties)
Ms. Kimberly L. Shoemaker
Gulf Coast Workforce Board
Gulf Coast Community College
5230 West U.S. Highway 98
Panama City, FL 32401–1058
850–913–3285
850–913–3269 (fax)
kshoemaker@mail.gc.cc.fl.us

Heartland—Region 19
DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands (counties)
Mr. James L. Gose
Heartland Workforce Investment Board
600 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825
863–453–6661
863–784–7209 (fax)
gosej@sfcc.cc.fl.us

Hillsborough County; WDB 15
Mr. Max Selko
Hillsborough County Workforce Board
9250 Bay Plaza Boulevard, Suite 320
Tampa, FL 33619
813–744–5547
813–744–5764 (fax)
selkom@workforcetampa.com

North Florida—Region 6
Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee, Taylor (counties)
Mr. William M. Deming
North Florida Workforce Development Board/WAGES Coalition
P.O. Box 267
400 West Base Street, 2nd Floor
Madison, FL 32341
850–973–2672
850–973–6497 (fax)
demingm@nfwdb.org

Okaloosa/Walton Counties—Region 2
Okaloosa, Walton (counties)
Ms. Mary Lou Reed
Workforce Development Board of Okaloosa and Walton Counties
109 8th Avenue
Shalimar, FL 32579
850–651–2315
850–651–3165 (fax)
mlreed@seii.net

Palm Beach County; WDB 21
Mr. Ken Montgomery
Palm Beach County Workforce Development Board, Inc./WAGES Coalition
2051 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard #302
Riviera Beach, FL 33404
561–841–0207
561–841–0280 (fax)
kmontgomery@pbcwdb.com

Pasco/Hernando Counties—Region 16
Hernando, Pasco (counties)
Mr. Lee Elizey
Pasco-Hernando Jobs and Education Partnership Regional Board
P.O. Box 15790
Brooksville, FL 34609
352–797–5781
352–797–5785 (fax)
lee@pasco-hernando.com

Pinellas County—Region 14
Ms. Bonnie Moore
WorkNet Pinellas
4525 140th Avenue North, Suite 906
Clearwater, FL 33760
727–524–4334
727–524–4350 (fax)
bamoore@co.pinellas.fl.us

Polk County—Region 17
Polk (county)
Ms. Nancy Thompson
Polk County Workforce Development Board, Inc.
205 East Main Street., Suite 107
Bartow, FL 33830
863–519–0100
863–534–8501 (fax)
nancy_thompson@polkworks.org

Southwest Florida—Region 24
Dade, Monroe (counties)
Mr. Joseph Paterno
Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board
24311 Walden Center Drive #200
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
941–992–8000
941–948–3359 (fax)
paterno_joe@hotmail.com

Suncoast; WDB 18
Manatee, Sarasota (counties)
Ms. Mary Helen Kress
Suncoast Workforce Development Board
1750 17th Street, Building J–2
Sarasota, FL 34234
941–361–6090
941–361–6141 (fax)
mhkress@swdb.org

Treasure Coast; WDB 20
Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, St. Lucie (counties)
Ms. Nan Rose Griggs
Workforce Development Board of the Treasure Coast
9350 South Federal Highway
Port St. Lucie, FL 34952
561–335–3030
561–335–0677 (fax)
ngriggs@tcjobs.org

 

Fri, 13 Dec 2002

Dear governor,  

THIS LETTER CONCERNS REENTRY INITIATIVE FOR EX OFFENDERS.

I AM AN EX OFFENDER WHO IS TRYING HIS BEST TO GET BACK ON HIS FEET. I HAVE A WIFE AND FAMILY THAT I NEED TO PROVIDE FOR.   THE LINKS INDICATE THAT THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT GAVE FLORIDA 1 MILLION DOLLARS AS MONEY TO BE USED FOR OFFENDER REENTRY PROGRAMS.   I HAVE TRIED TO UTILIZE EVERY MEANS AVAILABLE TO MAKE USE OF THE RESOURCES I HAVE FOUND TO HELP ME GET BACK ON MY FEET....UNFORTUNATELY TO NO AVAIL.  

NOT ONE PERSON  I HAVE CONTACTED DIRECTLY, BY PHONE AND BY EMAIL HAS ANY IDEA ABOUT THIS MONEY OR THE  PROGRAMS IT PAYS FOR.!!!!!   WHERE DID THE MILLION DOLLARS GO?   WHERE  CAN I GET SOME HELP?   WHAT PROGRAMS ARE AVAILABLE TO HELP ME ?  

I HAVE REGISTERED WITH EMPLOYMENT SERVICES....   I AM APPLYING FOR WIA ASSISTANCE TO GO TO SCHOOL BUT EVERY INDICATION I GET SAYS TOO BAD...  

PLEASE HELP.....   AND HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS  

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME,   SINCERELY
STEPHEN GREENWELL
[stephen.greenwell@attbi.com]  

 
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