Our Mission Statement
FRRC is a grassroots, membership organization run 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.
Helping Other People Everyday
Let Our Voices Echo
Together Everyone Achieves More
President, CEO, FRRC
Desmond Founded the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition over 7 years ago. He spent 4 years prior to that as the State Director of Lifelines to Healings, PICO Florida, working to help decrease violence within cities. He is a man that is determined to earn his second chance and to help others like himself do the same.
Vice President, FRRC
Jessica joined the FRRC almost 6 years ago and currently also works as a Legal Assistant. She is the Founder and a current consultant of NSU Law Children and Families Clinic, which serves as a general Education Advocacy and RTI Advocacy Department for those in need of legal services.
Michael Orlando is a board member of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition and local small business owner. Michael has been involved with the FRRC for many years participating in many demonstrations related to rights restoration including rallying at Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office and sitting in on clemency hearings in Tallahassee.
Vice Secretary, FRRC
Devin D. Coleman is an author, poet, and public speaker whose work embodies the art of turning tragedy into triumph. Born and raised in Jacksonville, FL, Devin’s life took an unexpected turn while he was a student at Florida A&M University. An act of poor judgment landed him in prison his senior year causing him to squander what he worked so hard to accomplish.
Neil Volz has more than 25 years of experience working as a public servant and community advocate. This includes work as the Chief of Staff for a Member of Congress and Staff Director for a full Congressional Committee, as well as the Outreach Director for one of the fastest growing Churches in the country and as the Program Director for a leading Non-Profit Organization that serves formerly homeless veterans.