PRESS RELEASE

FRRC Partners with Miami-Dade Mayor, Employers for 305 Second Chance Job & Resource Expo This Friday in Miami

 

PRESS RELEASE

FRRC Partners with Miami-Dade Mayor, Employers for 305 Second Chance Job & Resource Expo This Friday in Miami

 

 

ORLANDO, FLJune 7, 2022 — The Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC) in partnership with Miami-Dade County and CareerSource of South Florida, will kick off the 305 Second Chance Job and Resource Expo on Friday, June 10, 2022 at the Miami-Dade County Public Library System’s Main Library from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The goal of the expo is to connect returning citizens or formerly incarcerated individuals to second-chance employers and various support services.

The expo will provide returning citizens with opportunities to jobs and the resources and support they need to reintegrate into the community. This will also include help with fines and fees, voter registration, seal & expungement review, housing, utility and basic needs assistance, health and wellness resources and much more.

“In Miami-Dade County we believe in second chances, especially for returning citizens who want to support their families, rebuild their lives and contribute to our community,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava. “Everyone benefits when all members from our community have access to employment, training, and educational opportunities, and that is what this expo is all about.”

FRRC is committed to empowering individuals impacted by the criminal justice system in the state of Florida by removing the systemic barriers to reentering society, including gaining access to jobs, housing and voting so they can have a fair second chance at life.

“We know this job fair will empower people, and create safer, more vibrant communities. By partnering with the mayor, local leaders, the business community and others, we are making a tangible impact on the lives of people in Miami-Dade County,” said Desmond Meade, Executive Director, Florida Rights Restoration Coalition. “We know improving the lives of returning citizens will help boost our economy and reduce recidivism.”

At a time when employers across the nation are struggling to fill open positions, returning citizens make up an often overlooked talent pool of millions of Americans. Returning citizens can help advance the economic recovery, which has been sluggish due to the labor shortage, if only given the opportunity. According to the Second Chance Business Coalition, 82% of managers report that the value second chance employees bring to their organization is as high or higher than that of workers without records. The societal return on investment could be even greater if more employers participated.

“Reentry services are vital for a community to thrive,” said Annika Holder, Director of the Miami-Dade County Office of Neighborhood Safety. “The 305 Second Chance Expo brings together employers, service providers, advocates and rights restoration champions under one roof to support the successful reintegration of returning citizens back into their communities,” said Holder.

Event Details:

Who: Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, Miami-Dade County Community Action and Human Services Department’s Office of Neighborhood Safety and CareerSource of South Florida.

What: 305 Second Chance Job & Resource Expo

When: Friday, June 10, 2022, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Where: The Miami-Dade County Public Library System’s Main Library – 101 W. Flagler Street, Miami, Florida 33130

Miami-Dade Community Action and Human Services Department (CAHSD)

CAHSD is the largest provider of comprehensive social services in Miami-Dade County. CAHSD’s mission is to empower families, individuals, and communities through its services. To learn more about CAHSD programs, call 786-469-4600 or visit online at www.miamidade.gov/socialservices.

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About the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition

FRRC is a grassroots, membership organization run primarily by Returning Citizens (Formerly Convicted Persons) who are dedicated to ending the disenfranchisement and discrimination against people with convictions and creating a more comprehensive and humane reentry system that will enhance successful reentry, reduce recidivism, and increase public safety..

For interview requests or further information contact Kinyatta Wright at kinyatta@floridarrc.org, or at the phone number, 407-664-6451.