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We Are Thankful

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!

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

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

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...
Exploring Ways to Lower Recidivism

Exploring Ways to Lower Recidivism

While I was out with a team of Floridians gathering signatures in support of the Voter Restoration Amendment I encountered many individuals on both sides of the issue with one particular conversation standing out. The voter admittedly didn’t know much about the...
David Branch Found Freedom In His Passion

David Branch Found Freedom In His Passion

The question many individuals, business owners, policymakers, and law enforcement personnel think about is, at what point if any does an individual previously involved in the justice system change their life. The answer to this question has the ability to shape...
We Shall Overcome Together

We Shall Overcome Together

During the ongoing Hurricane Irma recovery efforts, the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC) worked with other organizations, churches, and individuals on the ground to feed and service over 30,000 people. Why? Simply put because Floridians were in need. After...
A Helping Hand in the Time of Need

A Helping Hand in the Time of Need

Hurricane Irma left her mark on Florida in more ways than one. As residents of the Sunshine State began to assess the damage that was left one thing was for certain, people were hurting and needed help (resources, shelter, electricity, a listening ear, etc.)...
Let Us Rebuild Together

Let Us Rebuild Together

As Hurricane Irma set a path towards the State of Florida the citizens rushed to prepare for the storm. Similar to the residents of Houston, Florida’s residents came together showing acts of kindness to one another. These acts of kindness transcend race,...
On the Cusp of Redemption

On the Cusp of Redemption

Over recent years a great deal of attention has been given to criminal justice reform under the subsections of crime, crime reduction, mass incarceration, prison privatization, recidivism, and re-entry just to name a few. While it’s obvious through research most...