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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Planning for Success

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Partnering for Fewer Crimes, Less Victims, & Safer Communities.

Chris Southerland, Deputy Assistant
Secretary of Re-Entry

501 South Calhoun St.
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
Main Number: 850-717-3050

We Never Walk Alone

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.

Click here to check out our new Re-Entry Resource Directory.

To submit your ideas, suggestions, thoughts, concerns, or questions; please email us at Reentryefforts@mail.dc.state.fl.us

Our Re-Entry Partner the Florida Department of Highway Saftey and Motor Vehicles. Find their website at http://www.flhsmv.gov/ -- This link opens in a new window. Our Re-Entry Partner the Florida Departmnet of Children and Families. Find their website at http://www.dcf.state.fl.us -- This link opens in a new window.Our Re-Entry Partner the Florida Departmnet of Children and Families. Find their website at http://www.dcf.state.fl.us -- This link opens in a new window.
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