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Rick Scott, Governor
Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Office of the Secretary
Re-Entry

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Re-Entry, Kim 'Chris' Southerland
Kim "Chris" Southerland
Deputy Assistant
Secretary of Re-Entry

(850) 717-3540


The vision of the Office of Re-Entry is to achieve a leadership role that unifies departmental resources to prepare and provide inmates and offenders the skills and tools for a successful re-entry into the community. The mission is to provide inmates and offenders with comprehensive programs and services that will assist in the successful re-entry into the community, thereby reducing recidivism while enhancing public safety, and promoting post-release success. The three main goals of the Office of Re-Entry are to enhance public safety; reduce recidivism by successfully reintegrating offenders into the community, thereby decreasing the number of new prisons needed; and foster partnerships to assist in providing prevention, intervention, and diversionary services to at-risk individuals, offenders, and ex-offenders.

For more information, please see the following:

Office of Institutions Organization Chart Deputy Assistant Secretary of Re-Entry, Kim Riley Director of Re-Entry Kim Riley Education, Chief John L. Lewis Transition and Substance Abuse & Treatment Services, Chief Patrick Mahoney Chaplaincy Services Alex Taylor


For additional information, including projects and accomplishments: