FDC IN THE NEWS
February 7, 2023
Broward College Expands Access to Post-Secondary Education with New Transformational Programs
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Broward College has launched two new programs aimed at improving access to post-secondary opportunities for residents. Through its new Transformational Justice programs, the College is removing barriers to education and employment to select first-time offenders and other Broward County residents who have been involved with the legal system. Broward College is collaborating with the Broward County State Attorney's Office and the Law Office of the Public Defender for the Court to College Diversion program and with the Florida Department of Corrections for the Corrections to College program. Both programs offer residents of Broward County the opportunity to be enrolled in skills training and receive industry-recognized credentials that can lead to sustainable employment.
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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.