For U.S. Citizens Only: Depending on the offense of conviction, a person who meets the requirements of Rule 9(A) of the Rules of Executive Clemency, may have his or her civil rights restored by approval of the Clemency Board without a hearing if the person has committed no crimes and has not been arrested for a misdemeanor or felony for five (5) or seven (7) years from the date of completion of all sentences and community supervision and certain requirements are met. Restoration of the right to own, possess or use a firearm requires a separate application to the United States Treasury Department. You must submit an Application for Executive Clemency pursuant to Rule 6 and must be a legal resident of the State of Florida at the time the application is filed, considered, and acted upon.
For further information, please visit the following site:Office Of Executive Clemency
General Information for Homeless in South Florida
Help-Line---- 1-877-994-4357 this telephone number is for South Florida. They will assist your need and refer out for available areas.
Homeless Shelter Directory
Dial 211 from any telephone in Miami-Dade County to get to the Switchboard of Miami. This agency is a clearing house for community resources and outreach centers, including homeless shelters.
Dial 311 from any telephone number to get local resources including but not limited to shelters, food resources, etc.
Dial 211 from any telephone in Broward County to get local resources including but not limited to shetler, food, etc. This agency is a clearing house for community resources and outreach centers, including homeless shelters.
Dial 211 from any telephone in Monroe County to get local resources including but not limited to shelter, food, etc. This agency is a clearing house for community resources and outreach centers, including homeless shelters.Florida Keys Outreach Coalition
Sex Offender Housing:Miracle Park
Dial 211 from any telephone in these counties to get local resources including but not limited to shelter, food, etc. This agency is a clearing house for community resources and outreach centers, including homeless shelters.
Treasure Coast Homeless Services Council
2525 Saint Lucie Avenue Vero Beach
Office: (772) 567-7790
Resource Center: (772) 778-4234
Homeless Famiy Shelter
720 4th Street Vero Beach
Samaritan Center for Homeless Families
3650 41st Street Vero Beach
Dial 211 from any telephone in this county to get local resources including but not limited to shelter, food, etc. This agency is a clearing house for community resources and outreach centers, including homeless shelters.
Federal Bond Services
The Federal Bonding Program provides fidelity bonding for the first six months of employment for hard-to-place job applicants. If you are seeking bonding services and/or a job, call the following toll-free number (877) 872-5627
For more information visit: Visit Federal Bond Services Site
W.O.T.C. - Work Offender Tax Credit
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal tax credit available to all private sector businesses. It was designed as an incentive to employers to hire individuals in certain targeted groups who consistently experience high rates of unemployment due to a variety of employment barriers. WOTC is a tool for job seekers in these targeted groups to use to help them obtain gainful employment so that they may acquire the skills and experience needed to be eligible for better, higher paying job opportunities. By taking advantage of the WOTC, an employer may reduce its federal tax liability by up to $9,000 per new hire while filling its staffing needs. WOTC savings can be used to offset the high costs of hiring and training new workers.
The WOTC applies only to new employees. The new employee may not have worked for the hiring employer anytime in the past and may not be a relative, dependent or a majority owner of the business.
For more information, call (850) 921-3299 or visit the Offender Tax Credit Site
State Wide Enforcement
Child Support Enforcement Main Office
Family Court Self-Help Program
Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse Center
175 NW 1st Avenue
24th Floor, Room 2441
Miami, Florida 33128
$4.00 Prescription Program
Prescription Savings Club
Palm Beach Medical Society / Project Access
(561) 433-3940 x 26
Bureau of Prisons
The Bureau is responsible for the custody and care of Federal offenders. The Bureau helps reduce the potential for future criminal activity by encouraging inmates to participate in a range of programs that have been proven to reduce recidivism.
Florida Department of Corrections
The State of Florida Department of Corrections is responsible for the custody and care of State offenders.
Faith Based OrganizationsCompassion in Action Ministries
Residential Reentry Centers
The Bureau contracts with Residential Re-entry Centers (RRCs), also known as halfway houses, to provide assistance to inmates who are nearing release. RRCs provide a safe, structured, supervised environment, as well as employment counseling, job placement, financial management assistance, and other programs and services. RRC's help inmates gradually rebuild their ties to the community and facilitate supervising offenders' activities during this readjustment phase. An important component of the RRC program is transitional drug abuse treatment for inmates who have completed residential substance abuse treatment program while confined in the Bureau of Prisons.
During their stay, inmates are required to pay a subsistence fee to help defray the cost of their confinement; this charge is 25 percent of their gross income, not to exceed the average daily cost of their RRC placement. The contractor assists inmates in locating suitable housing (if necessary), to which they can be released from the RRC. In cases where an inmate will be released with supervision, the contractor verifies the proposed address and forwards their comments to the U.S. Probation Office.
Riverside Halfway House
968 N.W. 2 Street Miami, Florida
120 N.W. 59 Street Miami, Florida
141 N.W. 1 Avenue Ft. Lauderdale
1577 North Military Trial West Palm Beach
PRIOR TO RELEASE:
Prior to release from BOP/ KROME, the offender may have been processed by an ICE official. Most Cuban and Haitian offenders will have signed an order of deportation and will have been released on an order of supervision. The order of supervision is a release document given by the ICE official with important reporting instructions. It is imperative the offender does not misplace these documents, as it will be needed to obtain a drivers license, social security card, and work authorization card.
All other Cuban/ Haitian/ or other offenders with resident cards, who were not in the custody of BOP/Krome and sentenced to Probation, may have not gone through the deportation process. If the offender falls under this category, he/she will not have been released on an order of supervision and will not be able to apply for a work authorization card. Each case varies as to whether or not the resident card can be renewed. Once the resident card expires, the offender may have a hard time obtaining a new resident card, based on the new conviction. This will cause problems with the renewal of the drivers license and the ability to work legally in the United States. Each case needs to be reviewed by ICE on a case by case basis.
REPORTING UPON RELEASE FROM KROME /BOP:
Offenders released from KROME or BOP, who have signed an order of deportation and were given instructions to report to ICE(Order of Supervision) , can obtain assistance from the U.S. Probation Officer. The offender must report to ICE, at the location listed below, on the date listed on the order of supervision in order to apply for a work authorization card. When reporting to ICE, the deportation officer will place a written notation on the second page of the order of supervision, indicating that the offender has reported as instructed. The offender must abide by the conditions set forth by the Deportation Office. Once reporting has taken place, the offender is to contact the U.S. Probation Officer for assistance with the work authorization card. It is imperative the offender seek the assistance of the U.S. Probation Officer to ensure the application process is completed correctly.Krome Service Processing Center
ASSISTANCE WITH WORK PERMITS:
*EACH CASE WILL BE REVIEWED ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS, AS EVERYONE'S IMMIGRATION STATUS IS UNIQUE. THE U.S. PROBATION OFFICER WILL BE ABLE TO ASSIST THE OFFENDER UPON COMMENCEMENT OF SUPERVISED RELEASE OR PROBATION.