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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Portal of Entry

Portal of Entry.

The Portal of Entry is a designated release site for offenders that are returning to a specific county upon release. The Portal site connects the
ex-offender with the necessary services that have been identified through a thorough needs assessment during the release planning process.

At designated Portal sites, services include, but are not limited to:

  • Case Management 
  • Civil Rights Restoration Guidance
  • Clothing Closet
  • Community Corrections Contact
  • Debt Management
  • Food / Meal Vouchers
  • Health Care
  • Housing
  • Job Placement/Employment
  • Legal Aid 
  • Life Skills Training 
  • Medical / Disability Assistance
  • Mentoring
  • On-Site Felony Registration
  • Substance Abuse/Mental Health Aftercare
  • Transition Planning 
  • Vocation & Academic Counseling

Benefits of the Portal

  • Provides a Criminal Registration Site.
  • Allows for immediate connection to Community Corrections.
  • Allows for the law enforcement and the community to easily identify those inmates returning from prison and those offenders residing in the community under court-ordered supervision.
  • Creates a pre- and post-release continuum for FDC and the community.
  • Serves as a “Single Point of Entry” for released inmates and offenders to access community-based reentry resources.

FY 10-11 Top 10 Counties of Admission in the State of Florida

County of Admission FY 2010-11 Admissions
Duval 2,577
Hillsborough 2,510
Pinellas 2,242
Broward 2,034
Miami-Dade  1,940
Orange 1,769
Palm Beach 1,484
Polk 1,477
Brevard  1,208
Lee 957

Duval - 2577; Hillsborough - 2510; Pinellas - 2242; Broward - 2034; Miami-Dade - 1940; Orange - 1769; Palm Beach - 1484; Polk - 1477; Brevard - 1208; Lee - 957

FY 10-11 Top 10 Counties of Release in the State of Florida

County of Release FY 2010-11 Releases
Hillsborough 2,642
Broward 2,465
Miami-Dade 2,212
Duval 2,163
Pinellas  2,086
Orange 1,759
Polk 1,462
Palm Beach 1,249
Brevard  1,021
Escambia 911

Hillsborough - 2642; Broward - 2465; Miami-Dade - 2212; Duval - 2163; Pinellas - 2086; Orange - 1759; Polk - 1462; Palm Beach - 1249; Brevard - 1021; Escambia - 911.

Portal Locations

Portal Locations

Hillsborough County Portal
1800 Orient Road
Tampa, Florida 33619
Phone: (813) 247-8333

Jacksonville Reentry Center (JREC)
1024 Superior Street
Jacksonville, FL 32254
Phone: (904) 301-2400

Palm Beach County Portal
673 Fairgrounds Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33411

Pinellas Safe Harbor
14840 49th Street North
Clearwater, FL 33760
Phone: (727) 464-8058