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Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Office of Re-Entry
Bureau of Community Relations

Department of Corrections Mentoring Initiative

The Florida Department of Corrections is committed to joining with schools and children organizations around the state to mentor children.

With institutions, offices, and other facilities in almost every community statewide, it follows that Corrections employees play an active role in community development and participation.

Mentoring coordinators are selected from every region, institution, and circuit office statewide to assist our Agency Coordinator in handling the mentoring initiative.

The region and facility coordinators are responsible for informing staff about the mentoring initiative, and to encourage staff to become involved in the program.

Mentoring children has lasting and meaningful results. A child mentored is:

  • 52% less likely to skip school
  • 27% less likely to begin drinking alcohol
  • 46% less likely to start using drugs
  • 33% less likely to engage in a fight

If you have any questions with regard to the department’s Mentoring Initiative, you may contact the Office of Re-Entry.

If you would like to learn more about the Florida Department of Corrections Mentoring program and other family initiatives promoted by Governor Charlie Crist, please visit the Volunteer Florida Foundation.

The Volunteer Florida Foundation is a non-profit organization that serves as a catalyst in developing programs that encourage volunteerism, especially to strengthen efforts in literacy and for Florida families. They do so by bringing groups together in partnership to leverage assets to their maximum effectiveness.