Project 180 will utilize apprenticeships and a business training school model which has successfully assisted thousands of former offenders in California reenter the community for over forty years. Project 180 residents will have the opportunity to learn job, business and communication skills and how to act in a business environment as they work in paid apprenticeships at a construction company or local organic farm.
Our residents will be male repeat 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 former offenders.