April 06, 2022
Florida Department of Corrections Hosts Roadmap to Restoration Event
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Media are invited to attend the Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) Roadmap to Restoration event. Secretary Ricky Dixon will provide a keynote speech before having a question-and-answer session with attendees.
WHAT: This event will enhance collaboration with local communities and stakeholders to begin strategizing the FDC Roadmap to Restoration initiative. This meeting’s function will be to start developing workgroups with local community partners, stakeholders, volunteers and other individuals to create community structure teams to bridge resource gaps.
WHY: The Florida Department of Corrections’ (FDC) Roadmap to Restoration event is designed to encourage collaboration between local communities and stakeholders restore returning citizens back to their communities. By assessing existing community-based resources for inmates returning to Florida communities and identifying service gaps, strategies can be developed to provide a smooth transition from prison to community.On average, FDC releases 30,000 individuals from prison each year. Approximately 10,000 go immediately to some form of post-release supervision, while the remaining 20,000 return directly back into the community without any obligation to communicate further with FDC. The Roadmap to Restoration intends to engage faith-based organizations, volunteer groups and other community resources that will provide for a streamlined transition from prison to community. These organizations are vital partners for rehabilitation and restoration. FDC is currently seeking partnerships, alliances and opportunities to support and engage with networks interested in restoration of incarcerated individuals upon their return to society.
WHEN: Thursday April 7, 2022 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Tallahassee Community College-Ballroom 444 Appleyard Dr, Tallahassee, FL 32304
CONTACT: To RSVP for the event, please contact the FDC Communications Office by email at PublicAffairs@FDC.MyFlorida.com , or by phone at 850-488-0420. For more information, please see the following link: Roadmap to Restoration 2022
As Florida's largest state agency, and the third largest state prison system in the country, FDC employs 24,000 members, incarcerates 80,000 inmates and supervises nearly 146,000 offenders in the community.