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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY RESOURCE GUIDE

This guide is a tool for professionals working with inmates, formally incarcerated people, and their families in support of successful re-entry and enhanced public safety.

Download here “Miami Dade County Resource Guide Booklet” PDF File   Download

BACK TO SCHOOL: A GUIDE TO CONTINUING YOUR EDUCATION AFTER PRISON

We would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to the John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s Prisoner Reentry Institute for composing this report and for allowing us to share it with our friends.

Back to School is intended to serve as a national resource guide for currently and formerly incarcerated individuals planning to pursue or continue their education post-release.

  • An overview of the process of planning for and gaining an education.
  • Strategies for setting realistic educational and professional goals.
  • Information and access points for education programs ranging from literacy through academic and vocational post-secondary.
  • Instructions for applying for financial assistance.
  • First-person accounts and advice from formerly incarcerated students who have realized a diverse array of educational achievements.

Back to School and related materials can be downloaded from the publication page of the PRISONER REENTRY INSTITUTE’S WEBSITE.

REENTRY SURVIVAL MANUAL

The Reentry Survival Manual was created by Rutgers University’s Center for Mental Health Services and Criminal Justice Research. It is a guide for prisoners who are preparing for their release. It is based on the experiences of people who have already left prison and those who are leaving prison.

What you will find in this guide: Steps to Successful Community Living

IN PRISON STEPS:

  • Step One: Getting the Paper “You” in Order
  • Step Two: Things to Know about Your Identity
  • Step Three: Things to know about Your Conviction
  • Step Four: “Get Real” with Community Living
  • Step Five: Getting “You” Ready for Community Living
  • Step Six: Getting and Staying Healthy
  • Step Seven: Getting Your Family Ready for Your Return

APPENDICES:

A. Basics on Internet searching
B. Application for a Social Security Card (SS-5)
C. Annual Credit Report Request Form
D. Deter-Detect-Defend Avoid Identity Theft Pamphlet
E. How to apply for public assistance and public benefits
F. Employment Resources (describing bonding and tax credits)
G. How to apply to Medicaid and Medicare
H. How to organize medical records
I. Resources for People Leaving Prison