Project 180 utilizes a business training school model which has successfully assisted thousands of former offenders in California reenter the community for over thirty years. In our schools, residents will learn job and business skills, communication skills and how to act in a business environment while generating revenue to support Project 180 residential life.
Our residents will be repeat male offenders who have recently been released from prison or jail and who have stated and/or demonstrated a commitment to changing their lives. We serve all of Florida but give preference to prisoners returning to the Twelfth Judicial Circuit (Sarasota, Manatee, and DeSoto Counties).
We intend to be a multi-ethnic program with a high proportion of racial and ethnic minorities.
We exclude sex offenders and individuals who have committed a crime against or involving a child. We also exclude individuals with a record of arson or mental health disorders other than depression and/or anxiety. We are not taking women at this time.
Prisoners who apply for residency will be heavily screened by a Project 180 team consisting of the Director and two former offenders.