The Broward County Bridge TC/Community Release Center (Pompano Transition Center)

Norman Jenkins

Norman Jenkins
Facility Director

Antonio Berrios

Antonio Berrios
Assistant Operations FD

Ginery Twichell

Ginery Twichell
Chaplain

Duane Terpstra

Duane Terpstra
Chaplain

Program Beds:
112 Male Transition
50 Male Community Release
10 Permanent Party
Program Description

Comprised of a Transition Re-Entry Center and Community Release Center Facility, The Broward County Bridge gives male inmates an opportunity to get their lives back on track. The Transition Re-Entry Center is a Therapeutic Community that provides intensive substance abuse treatment and value added services to men with a remaining sentence of 24 to 36 months. The foundation of the program is the Therapeutic Community Concepts, which are essential to maintaining a drug-free lifestyle in social contexts. With clinical supervision this peer-led, peer-driven environment encourages the men to become active participants in their recovery. Each program participant follows a multidisciplinary treatment plan customized to meet his individual needs.

Upon completion of the Transition Re-Entry Program inmates become eligible for the Community Release program where they are gainfully employed during the day and continue their treatment at night. Community Release inmates are required to pay subsistence for room and board which saves taxpayers money. Inmates also make court-ordered payments, send money home for family support and are required to set money aside for savings upon their release.

Our substance abuse treatment, diverse courses and value-added services teach problem solving, critical thinking, conflict resolution and recovery maintenance skills. The program offerings at each facility vary to best meet the needs of the persons served.

Programs and Value Added Services
  • ABC’s of Finance
  • Addiction Education
  • Adult Basic Education
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • American Culinary Federation® Culinary Fundamentals
  • Anger Management
  • Bible Study
  • Bridge Builders
  • Changing Criminal Thinking
  • Chaplaincy Services
  • Commercial Driver’s License Certificate
  • Community Re-Entry Services
  • Computer Basics Course
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Domestic Violence Education
  • Employability Skills
  • Family Development & Reunification
  • Florida Ready to Work
  • Forklift Certification
  • HIV/AIDS Education
  • High School Diploma
  • Job Placement Assistance
  • Malachi Dads Program
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • Nurturing Parents Group
  • Purpose-Driven Life
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Save Our Selves
  • Serv-Safe® Food Handler
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Therapeutic Community Concepts
  • Thinking for a Change
  • Toastmasters Chartered Gavel Club
  • Transition/Re-Entry Services
  • Victim Awareness
Community Partners
  • Al-Anon Recovery
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Aleph Institute
  • American Culinary Federation
  • Angel Tree Ministries
  • Atlantic Technical Center
  • Bethlehem Baptist Church
  • Boca Raton Community Church
  • Broward County Public Schools
  • Broward Re-Entry Coalition
  • Calvary Chapel Ft. Lauderdale
  • Celebrate Recovery
  • Center for Disease Control
  • Charles Drew Family Resource Center
  • Christian Life Center
  • Dave Thomas Education Center
  • Family Central Education
  • Florida Ready to Work
  • Ft. Lauderdale Coalition to End Homelessness
  • Greater Ft. Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce
  • Henderson Mental Health Center
  • Malachi Dads Education
  • McFatter Technical Center
  • Men’s Wearhouse
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • Save Our Selves
  • Second Chance Society
  • ServSafe® Food Manager Program
  • Thinking for a Change
  • Toastmasters International

Florida Department of CorrectionsSesame Street - Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration

Highlights of the 2013-2014 Fiscal Year
  • All staff completed Therapeutic Community Immersion Training
  • Implementation of Thinking for a Change
  • Tours by State Representatives Irving Slosberg, Gwyn Clarke-Reed, Mark Pafford, and Katie Edwards
  • Thanks to the generous donations from community partners, we were able to send children of inmates home with needed items on Family Days for Easter, Back-to-School and Christmas