OUR VISION

Successful re-entry of offenders who become and remain ex-offenders is an excellent public safety policy.

OUR VALUES

Community empowerment through accountable collaboration, rehabilitation, advocacy, and innovation.

OUR HISTORY

The Pinellas Ex-offender Re-entry Coalition is reputedly the oldest Re-entry Coalition in the state of Florida. Its genesis can be traced back to a needs at-risk survey for a planning task force. Over the years, the coalition worked to provide handbooks for inmates and employers in Pinellas County. Providers began formal networking meetings in 1993. In 1994 the Coalition held its first ”Showcase of Services” – an assembly of diverse providers gathering in one place for the convenience of the ex-offenders and their families.

In 1998, through a partnership with St. Petersburg College and the St. Vincent de Paul Society, grants were awarded to ex-offenders interested in pursuing certification in Alcohol/Substance Abuse Counseling. The Coalition incorporated in October of 1999, and with a grant from the Allegany Franciscan Foundation, files for and obtains its status as a 501c3 not for profit organization.

In 2002, the Coalition received funding from the Department of Labor and began providing case management. Through a memorandum of understanding with WorkNet Pinellas and additional funding from the county and subsequent grants, we now have four offices throughout Pinellas County.

Our Mission

The mission of the Pinellas Ex-offender Re-entry Coalition (PERC) is to help the offender become and remain an ex-offender, reunited with family through advocacy, education, programming, and comprehensive service delivery and referral.
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EDUCATION

Assisting ex-offenders by addressing their needs through education and employment.

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PROGRAMS

Programs to help men & women make the transition as worry-free and simple as possible.

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EMPLOYMENT

Local employment opportunities to strengthen our families and community.

Committees

Officers and Directors
Michael Jalazo
Michael Jalazo
Executive Director
James Dates
James Dates
Officer
Kip Corriveau
Kip Corriveau
Officer
Evelyn Bethel
Evelyn Bethel
Officer
Betty Hardy
Betty Hardy
Officer
Bob Holm
Bob Holm
Officer
Patti Razor
Patti Razor
Officer
Barbara Rhode
Barbara Rhode
Officer
Heidi Sumner
Heidi Sumner
Officer
Zach White
Zach White
Officer
Audie Murphy
Audie Murphy
Officer