Returning Citizens

The Reintegration of returning citizens - Adult Program is designed to strengthen urban communities through an employment-centered program that incorporates mentoring, job training, and other comprehensive transitional services. This program seeks to reduce recidivism by helping former inmates find work when they return to their communities, as part of an overall effort to assist them with a successful reintegration. The program is designed to increase the likelihood of success related to employment or vocational opportunities, by assisting persons with barriers to employment find meaningful employment. The program serves South Florida residents convicted of an offense upon their release from prison or placement on probation. Persons within 90 days of release from incarceration are eligible for participation.

Training 2 Work

Training to Work (T2W)  provides training and employment ser­vices for 180 participants. Eligible participants are age 18 and older enrolled in a state work-release program. The T2W program helps them to at­tain industry-recognized credentials for jobs in de­mand industries; training will begin prior to release and be completed within 90 days post release. OIC of South Florida (OICSFL) and its partners implement an inte­grated strategy that includes case management, mentor­ing, edu­cation, and training that leads to industry-recognized credentials, integrated workforce activities and 9-12 months of follow-up services. OICSFL  currently serves eligible offenders housed at the following Broward County Facilities: Turning Point Bridge Work Release Center and Broward County Bridge TC/Work Release Center (Pompano Transition Center), and Hollywood, Opa Locka and Miami North Work Release Centers.
 
Eligibility Requirements:
The population served are adult offenders 18 years old or older.
 
The offender must:
  1. Have been convicted as an adult and imprisoned under Federal or state law but never been convicted of a sex­ual offense other than prostitution;
  2. Have been enrolled in 1 of 5 FDC work release centers chosen for this project within six months of enrollment in this program; and
  3. Currently resides in or resided in the proposal’s target communities before current confinement at 1 of 5 FDC work release centers chosen for this project, and will be returning to the project’s target communities

Training 2 Work 2

Each year approximately 700,000 inmates are released from State and Federal prisons and return to their communities and families. Without assistance to make a successful transition, the majority of ex-offenders return to criminal activity. The Training 2 Work 2 Program (T2W2) is designed to strengthen urban communities through an employment-centered program that incorporates mentoring, job training, and other comprehensive transitional services. 
 
Training to Work 2 (T2W2) provides training and employment ser­vices for 250 participants returning to communities across Miami-Dade County..
 
Program Eligibility:
  • Federal inmate
  • Currently housed at either Banyan/Spectrum or Riverside House
  • Within 6-9 months of being released to Miami-Dade County
Services Offered:
  • Employment Assistance
  • Training (Industry Recognized Credentials)
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Legal Assistance Referrals

Trainings Offered

 
 
* 2nd Tier Trainings