College Programs Bridging Skills Gap

It’s one thing to come to a conclusion that the recidivism rate is high and brainstorm what can be done to create opportunities for returning citizens to flourish post-incarceration and another thing entirely to implement said ideas which can be challenging....

We Are Thankful

On this beautiful day rooted in a spirit of thankfulness, we at the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition want to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of you in our viewing audience.  Thank you for your continued support of the Say Yes to Second Chances Campaign which...

Welding Provided a Way Out!

Ellis Curry was on his job site for MD Moody welding a unit. His supervisor approached him with an edition of the Florida Times-Union in hand. “Is this you?” he asked referring to the younger version of Ellis on the front page of the paper? Ellis stopped...

Vocational Training Creates Options

Over the past 2 weeks, we’ve been exploring ways to reduce recidivism. I’ve been concentrating on the various methods of education and their outcomes as a way to show intentional investment in education will produce options for returning citizens while...

Educational Effects on Recidivism I

In my last blog, Exploring Ways to Reduce Recidivism I discussed various methods that have been successful in reducing recidivism. I think the reduction of re-offense is too important a topic to discuss in one blog, therefore, I decided to dig deeper into the positive...