On March 1, 2016, Deputy Attorney General Sally Q. Yates designated April 24-30, 2016, as National Reentry Week. Successfully transitioning formerly incarcerated persons back into the community as productive citizens is a priority of U.S. Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III. During National Reentry Week, we wish to highlight the work of our reentry partners taking place throughout our District.
Sunday, April 24, 2016
Prisoners of Hope, a faith-based organization, is offering a prayer service for residents at the Goodwill halfway house in St. Petersburg.
Monday, April 25, 2016
Federal Correctional Complex-Coleman is hosting a mock job fair for inmates nearing release. Participants will include businesses that are supportive of reentry efforts. Staff members from the U.S. Attorney's Office will participate in this event.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Federal Correctional Complex-Coleman is hosting a Reentry Roundtable event. This panel discussion will address the challenges of reentry, including jobs, healthcare, and housing.
The Pinellas Urban League is hosting a Sealing and Expungement Education Expo.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
The Pinellas Ex-offender Re-entry Coalition (PERC) and the Hillsborough Ex-Offender Re-Entry Network will meet to discuss available resources. U.S. Attorney Bentley is scheduled to participate.
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Ready4Work Hillsborough will host a Life Coach Open House.
Federal Correctional Complex-Coleman is hosting a Reentry Health fair to present information and resources to assist with healthcare issues the re-entry population may face.
Federal Correctional Complex-Coleman is hosting a mock job fair.
The U.S. Attorney's Comprehensive Anti-Gang Initiative (CAGI) partners will meet in Tampa for the quarterly meeting. The program’s objective is to reduce criminal gangs, violent crime, illegal drugs, and guns through combined enforcement, prosecution, prevention, and re-entry efforts.
Federal reentry court will convene in Jacksonville.
Federal reentry court will convene in Orlando.
Federal reentry court will convene in Tampa. A graduation ceremony is planned for successful parties that have completed the program.
Friday, April 29, 2016
Central Florida Regional Re-Entry Meeting in Daytona Beach. This regional meeting will include committee/participants from Lake, Orange, Osceola, Brevard, Volusia, Seminole, and Manatee Counties. The Salvation Army and other service providers will be in attendance.
As part of National Reentry Week, Attorney General Loretta Lynch has announced “Roadmap to Reentry,” the Department’s comprehensive vision to reduce recidivism through reentry reforms at the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). These efforts will help those who have paid their debt to society prepare for substantive opportunities beyond the prison gates, promote family unity, contribute to the health of our economy, advance public safety and sustain the strength of our communities.