Education and Job Training
The Florida Department of Corrections continues to break new ground toward meeting the serious public safety problems now facing Florida. Recently, the Foundation for Partnerships in Correctional Excellence was created to assist programs and employees of the department through community partnerships.
The private sector market works well for things we consume individually like shoes or cars, but the market does not work as well to provide certain public goods, such as public safety. A not-for profit corporation is an additional mechanism that can help people work together to address real community needs, such as emergency family assistance for employees; additional support for literacy, wellness, and faith-based programs; and partnerships with public schools to help diminish the growth of the offender population. Some activities relate directly to employee needs, others are for offender programs.
Supported by volunteers, memberships, grants and donations, the foundation is applying for recognition as a tax-exempt organization. Want more information? Write: