Miami-Dade County's Re-Entry Center for Ex-Offenders
Transition, Inc. provides job training and placement services to ex-offenders. Founded in 1974, this Miami-based non-profit has assisted thousands of “returning citizens” to overcome the single biggest obstacle to their successful re-entry back to their community – finding and maintaining a job.
Changing Lives, One Job at a Time
Boot Camp Program
Transition provides in-jail services to young offenders of Miami-Dade County’s Boot Camp Program. Each cadet attends work-readiness classes held each night, three times a week, led by Transition’s staff. Prior to release, Transition’s community-based staff assists cadets with obtaining jobs.
Work Readiness Training
Clients are provided with workshops designed to help them gain confidence and self-esteem to enter the workforce and obtain employment. Topics include: basic computer skills, resume preparation, interviewing techniques, proper dress, employer-employee relationships and conduct.
Experienced job developers work closely with each client to determine realistic employment goals. Utilizing a database of offender-friendly employers, job developers match employer needs with the skills and experience of the job seeker.
Through its contract with CareerSource South Florida, Transition offers a broad array of training to its clients – from Commercial Drivers’ Licensing Classes to Medical Assistant training.
Transition staff works with clients to remove barriers to successful re-entry and employment. Assistance is provided with transportation, work clothing, tools, and obtaining birth certificates and state-issued identification cards.
OVER FORTY YEARS AGO...
Forty years ago, Marvin Rauzin, a Miami businessman, founded Transition after visiting local jails once a week to help prepare inmates for their release from prison. Once released, he worked with them to help find a job, knowing that if they could find meaningful employment, the likelihood of returning to prison would be reduced.
Mr. Rauzin told his story to everyone he knew and he recruited more volunteers to help him provide the bridge from prison to purpose. Eventually, from his efforts, Transition, Inc. was born in 1972, and has been faithfully serving ex-offenders returning to Miami-Dade County upon release from jail or prison in obtaining meaningful employment.
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1550 N.W. 3rd Ave., Building C
Miami, FL 33136