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 RecidivismĀ 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

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

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

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...