FRRC
FINES & FEES
PROGRAM

FRRC
FINES & FEES
PROGRAM

FINES & FEES MODIFICATION PROGRAM

Committed to ending the disenfranchisement and discrimination against people with convictions.

Why We’re Doing It

The Florida Rights Restoration Coalition believes returning citizens can play an essential role in strengthening our communities and increasing public safety. FRRC launched the Fines & Fees Program because we believe in the value of returning citizens’ contributions to our communities.

How It Works

FRRC’s Fines and Fees Program helps returning citizens break down any barriers they may have to voting from financial obligations (e.g. fines, fees, or court costs) that arose from a felony conviction (excluding murder or felony sexual offenses).

To streamline the process wherever possible, we are working closely with stakeholders in several counties to coordinate the use of the court system and current provisions of the law to address financial obligations for returning citizens who apply. In addition, FRRC has partnered with We The Action to develop an Attorney Assistance Program so that pro bono attorneys can assist returning citizens through the process and advocate for relief as needed on a case-by-case basis.

 Are You A Returning Citizen?

Returning citizens with questions or uncertainty surrounding their situation should still apply, as our team addresses each applicant’s submission as they are received.

Are You An Attorney?

If you are interested in joining us to help break down the barriers to voting presented by outstanding financial obligations for people with previous felony convictions, please sign up through the link below which will take you to the We The Action site.

If you have any questions, call our hotline at

1-877-MYVOTE-0

Why We’re Doing It

The Florida Rights Restoration Coalition believes returning citizens can play an essential role in strengthening our communities and increasing public safety. FRRC launched the Fines & Fees Program because we believe in the value of returning citizens’ contributions to our communities.

How It Works

FRRC’s Fines and Fees Program helps returning citizens break down any barriers they may have to voting from financial obligations (e.g. fines, fees, or court costs) that arose from a felony conviction (excluding murder or felony sexual offenses).

To streamline the process wherever possible, we are working closely with stakeholders in several counties to coordinate the use of the court system and current provisions of the law to address financial obligations for returning citizens who apply. In addition, FRRC has partnered with We The Action to develop an Attorney Assistance Program so that pro bono attorneys can assist returning citizens through the process and advocate for relief as needed on a case-by-case basis.

 Are You A Returning Citizen?

Returning citizens with questions or uncertainty surrounding their situation should still apply, as our team addresses each applicant’s submission as they are received.

Are You An Attorney?

If you are interested in joining us to help break down the barriers to voting presented by outstanding financial obligations for people with previous felony convictions, please sign up through the link below which will take you to the We The Action site.

If you have any questions, call our hotline at

1-877-MYVOTE-0

Why We’re Doing It

The Florida Rights Restoration Coalition believes returning citizens can play an essential role in strengthening our communities and increasing public safety. FRRC launched the Fines & Fees Program because we believe in the value of returning citizens’ contributions to our communities.

How It Works

FRRC’s Fines and Fees Program helps returning citizens break down any barriers they may have to voting from financial obligations (e.g. fines, fees, or court costs) that arose from a felony conviction (excluding murder or felony sexual offenses).

To streamline the process wherever possible, we are working closely with stakeholders in several counties to coordinate the use of the court system and current provisions of the law to address financial obligations for returning citizens who apply. In addition, FRRC has partnered with We The Action to develop an Attorney Assistance Program so that pro bono attorneys can assist returning citizens through the process and advocate for relief as needed on a case-by-case basis.

Apply 

Are You a Returning Citizen?

Returning citizens with questions or uncertainty surrounding their situation should still apply, as our team addresses each applicant’s submission as they are received.

We are here to help!

Are You An Attorney?

If you are interested in joining us to help break down the barriers to voting presented by outstanding financial obligations for people with previous felony convictions, please sign up through the link below, which will take you to the We The Action site.

If you have any questions, call our hotline at 1-877-MYVOTE-0

Meet 61-year-old Evelyn! Evelyn says she was first introduced to drugs at the age of 17. Evelyn didn’t realize that this problem would plague her for more than a decade. Unfortunately, her story isn’t unusual, she is like millions of Americans that have struggled with drug addiction. 

Evelyn says that drug addiction led her to break the law, go in and out of prison, and get a felony conviction. One day she decided that she had enough of that life and with the help of her family, has been drug-free for more than 20 years.

Evelyn says, although she’s served time in prison she feels like her sentence isn’t over.  For years, the fines and fees associated with her conviction have made it hard for her to get a driver’s license, but one day that all changed.  Evelyn says she had outstanding fines and fees balances in both Orange and Osceola County. She was determined to pay off her fines so she worked with Orange County to pay her balance and her final stop was Osceola County. To Evelyn’s surprise, her fines and fees had been paid off. Evelyn says she knew there had to be some misunderstanding, and she was concerned the misinformation would get her rearrested. But it was no mistake, the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC) had paid off her fines and fees, totaling more than $1,300. Evelyn is so thankful to (FRRC) and says getting a driver’s license and now her voter registration card has helped her turn her life around.

Evelyn’s story is a true testament to what is possible when we see people as redeemable and work together to eliminate barriers to voting, employment, and important items like a driver’s license. Giving people a second chance is good for the individual and good for the community and economy.