Education Fund

Education Fund

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.

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.

FRCC POWER BUILDING:

ORGANIZING & DEVELOPING THE BASE

FRCC POWER BUILDING:

ORGANIZING & DEVELOPING THE BASE

Town Halls

The FRRC Statewide Town Hall Tour began in September 2017 and will covered 10 cities over 4-6 months. Our first 4 Town Halls engaged over 400 people, giving voice to several dozen directly impacted individuals and families.

Town Halls

The FRRC Statewide Town Hall Tour began in September 2017 and will covered 10 cities over 4-6 months. Our first 4 Town Halls engaged over 400 people, giving voice to several dozen directly impacted individuals and families.

Future Town Halls

Our future town halls will be designed to build on that success – educating the public on the impact of the criminal justice system on certain communities, with a special emphasis on the society-wide costs of the disenfranchisement of former felons.

Future Town Halls

Our future town halls will be designed to build on that success – educating the public on the impact of the criminal justice system on certain communities, with a special emphasis on the society-wide costs of the disenfranchisement of former felons.

Leadership Development

✔ In addition to broad organizing, we are taking a deeper dive with some returning citizens. Our women’s outreach program has successfully engaged over 50 women to organize local meetings and learn skill sets that can lead to better relationships and job opportunities and/or increased salaries as well as promote civic engagement.

✔ In 2018 we successfully built a men’s outreach program, mirroring the successful model that has been implemented in the women’s outreach project.

Leadership Development

✔ In addition to broad organizing, we are taking a deeper dive with some returning citizens. Our women’s outreach program has successfully engaged over 50 women to organize local meetings and learn skill sets that can lead to better relationships and job opportunities and/or increased salaries as well as promote civic engagement.

✔ In 2018 we successfully built a men’s outreach program, mirroring the successful model that has been implemented in the women’s outreach project.

FRRC Speakers Bureau

We have successfully trained 20 returning citizens to communicate a story in a powerful way. These returning citizens represent the FRRC at local speaking events and through interviews with the media. We anticipate scaling up this resource going forward, at least by several multiples.

FRRC Speakers Bureau

We have successfully trained 20 returning citizens to communicate a story in a powerful way. These returning citizens represent the FRRC at local speaking events and through interviews with the media. We anticipate scaling up this resource going forward, at least by several multiples.

FRRC Story Bank

This will increase awareness of the plights and triumphs of returning citizens, creating a space to share their personal testimonies around the fight for civil rights and liberties in Florida. We are constantly gathering additional stories and looking for opportunities to put them to use.

FRRC Story Bank

This will increase awareness of the plights and triumphs of returning citizens, creating a space to share their personal testimonies around the fight for civil rights and liberties in Florida. We are constantly gathering additional stories and looking for opportunities to put them to use.

Membership Recruitment

We are launching a membership program in Q4 of 2018; with the goal of having returning citizen members in each of Florida’s 67 counties by the end of the year. These returning citizens will serve as a beach-head for our organizing, eventually in every community in the state.

Membership Recruitment

We are launching a membership program in Q4 of 2018; with the goal of having returning citizen members in each of Florida’s 67 counties by the end of the year. These returning citizens will serve as a beach-head for our organizing, eventually in every community in the state.

Regional Chapters

The purpose of Regional Chapters is to grow local capacity. The Regional Chapter program focuses on four key components: 1) Safe Environments; 2) Community Service; 3) Issue Competency; and 4) Civic Engagement. Our chapters meet regularly in their community and engage local advocacy around issues involving felon disenfranchisement and criminal justice reform.

✔ We have established chapters in St. Augustine, Orlando, Tampa, Gainesville, Ft. Myers, Sarasota, Key West, Fort Lauderdale, St. Petersburg.

✔ In the next few months, we will add chapters in Naples, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Bradford, and the Treasure Coast.

Regional Chapters

The purpose of Regional Chapters is to grow local capacity. The Regional Chapter program focuses on four key components: 1) Safe Environments; 2) Community Service; 3) Issue Competency; and 4) Civic Engagement. Our chapters meet regularly in their community and engage local advocacy around issues involving felon disenfranchisement and criminal justice reform.

✔ We have established chapters in St. Augustine, Orlando, Tampa, Gainesville, Ft. Myers, Sarasota, Key West, Fort Lauderdale, St. Petersburg.

✔ In the next few months, we will add chapters in Naples, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Bradford, and the Treasure Coast.

Direct Services

Additionally, we help returning citizens navigate the barriers to successful reentry. The FRRC Training & Reentry Coordinator is the only ex-offender employment Specialist in Florida certified by the US Department of Labor, Federal Bureau of Prisons, and Human and Health Services.

✔ 2018 Second Chance Workshops offering direct services including but not limited to Sealing/Expungement, Restoration of Rights, Employment Assistance, and Occupational Licenses. While this positions us as a trusted institution in many communities and has value as an organizing tool, we believe this task is important in its own right.

Direct Services

Additionally, we help returning citizens navigate the barriers to successful reentry. The FRRC Training & Reentry Coordinator is the only ex-offender employment Specialist in Florida certified by the US Department of Labor, Federal Bureau of Prisons, and Human and Health Services.

✔ 2018 Second Chance Workshops offering direct services including but not limited to Sealing/Expungement, Restoration of Rights, Employment Assistance, and Occupational Licenses. While this positions us as a trusted institution in many communities and has value as an organizing tool, we believe this task is important in its own right.