BSO Project

Innovations in Reentry Initiative Grant: Reducing Recidivism through Systems Improvement

This project, offered by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office (BSO), addresses reentry barriers with the goal of reducing recidivism of former State of Florida prisoners returning to Broward County after release. The Broward Reentry Center (BREC) offers support services through a one stop portal initiative. FIU-CBRI serves as the evaluation partner for this study. Services provided include prelease risk assessment, case planning, post release case management, mentoring, family reunification, job placement and retention, career development and life skills, housing assistance, transportation support, criminal registration, referral to community based providers, and other services based on the program participants’ need and willingness to participate. The ultimate evaluation goal of the program will be to reduce recidivism (defined by re-arrest within 3 years of release) by 50%. The project is funded by the Department of Justice (#BJA-2018-14341).

BSO Team:
• Michelle Mumaw (PI)
• Leslie Cedeno
• Paula Smith
• Ernie Visco
• Lynne Levine

FIU Evaluation Team:
• Staci Leon Morris, Psy.D. (PI)
• Michelle Hospital, Ph.D.
• Zoran Bursac, Ph.D.
• Eric Wagner, Ph.D.

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