June 22, 2021
Contact: FDC Communications
ICYMI:Florida Department of Corrections Hosts Roadmap to Restoration Event
The inaugural event enhanced collaboration with local communities and stakeholders to initiate the FDC Roadmap to Restoration initiative.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The inaugural Florida Department of Corrections’ (FDC) Roadmap to Restoration event, hosted by FDC Secretary Mark Inch, brought together community partners, legislators, stakeholders and volunteers to assess existing community-based resources for inmates returning to Florida communities. Through collaborative efforts, the group also identified service gaps, developed strategies to overcome those gaps with an ultimate goal of formalizing the system to provide a smooth transition from prison to community.
“FDC is excited to launch this initiative, which has long been in the works. Meaningful employment opportunities are vital to returning citizens and the community at large,” said FDC Secretary Mark Inch. “This is your call to action, we need to engage the community and to focus on ways that truly make a difference and help these men and women make positive choices and regain their lives, it is going to take the community working together intentionally; our staff, volunteers, local business leaders, local churches and any organization with a heart for service that wants to make a difference.”
The Roadmap to Restoration provides a streamlined transition from prison to community and engages faith-based, volunteer and community resources. These organizations are vital partners for rehabilitation and restoration. FDC is currently seeking partnerships, alliances and opportunities to support and engage with networks interested in restoration of incarcerated individuals upon their return to society.
To learn more about potential partnerships, please visit: http://www.dc.state.fl.us/development/index.html
As Florida's largest state agency, and the third largest state prison system in the country, FDC employs 24,000 members, incarcerates 80,000 inmates and supervises nearly 145,000 offenders in the community.