Over 30,000 Florida prisoners are released annually and reenter our communities. Many wish to become law-abiding citizens and have the best intention of living a conventional life yet have few job skills, lack a formal education, and experience discrimination in housing and job markets because of their felony records.

As a result, they become our local statistics—the homeless,the unemployed, the under-educated, the impoverished. Unable to make it in the conventional world, over 76% are rearrested for a new crime within five years which contributes to victimization and drains community resources.

Project 180 seeks to break this cycle by providing workforce education and financial literacy classes for inmates, an annual reentry lecture series for the general public, information and referrals for felons seeking housing, programs, and employment, and a comprehensive, whole-life Residential Program for men in recovery. Project 180 seeks to build community, not prisons.

30,000 +

Florida prisoners are released annually and reenter our communities

Residence

Project 180’s Residential Program is modeled after a northern California non-profit established by and for formerly incarcerated individuals that has successfully assisted thousands of men and women reenter the community for over forty years.

Our model features strong recovery support, assistance with food, clothing and transportation, introductions to Second Chance employers, leadership training, volunteer opportunities in the community, and a new, law-abiding social network.

Project 180 is not a faith-based organization.

Residents

Our residents are men in recovery who have stated and/or demonstrated a commitment to turning their lives around.

Project 180 serves all of Florida through its prison and jail programs but in our Residential Program, preference is given to men currently enrolled in the Twelfth Judicial Circuit’s Drug Court.

With no exceptions, sex offenders, individuals who have committed a crime against or involving a child, individuals with a record of arson, or anyone with a major mental health disorder other than depression or anxiety will be excluded from our Residential Program. We serve women in our prison programs but not currently in our Residential Program.

Applicants are recommended by Drug Court and interviewed by a Project 180 team. The Office of the State Attorney of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit and Drug Court provide additional screening.

Project 180. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE, WITHIN THE STATE, 1-800-HELPFLA (1-800-435-7352), OR VIA THE INTERNET AT WWW.800HELPFLA.COM. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. (Registration Number CH27315).
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