The Cocoa Bridge Work Release

Program Beds:
84 Male Work Release
Director: Paul Biecker

Paul Biecker

Bio coming soon.

Program Description

The Cocoa Bridge gives male inmates an opportunity to get their lives back on track.  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.

The men in the Work Release program men are gainfully employed during the day and may choose to participate in education, vocation, and substance abuse treatment courses on days off or at night after work.  Work 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 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
  • Addiction Education
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Bible Studies
  • Bridge Builders 12 Step Program
  • Changing Criminal Thinking
  • Chaplaincy Services
  • Community Re-Entry Services
  • Employability Skills
  • High School Diploma Program
  • Job Placement Assistance
  • Mentoring
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • Organized Recreation
  • OSHA Certification
  • Recovery Maintenance Skills
  • Save Our Selves
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Therapeutic Community Concepts
Community Partners

Florida Department of CorrectionsSesame Street - Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Brevard County Fire Rescue
  • Brevard County Re-Entry Task Force
  • Brevard County Sheriff’s Office
  • Calvary Chapel (Melbourne)
  • Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Florida Department of Corrections
  • Fountain Ministries
  • Mainstream Ministries
  • Men’s Wearhouse
  • Mt. Moriah AME Church (Cocoa)
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • Pentecostals of Titusville
  • Promised Land Church (Melbourne)
  • Sesame Street in Communities
  • Teleios Ministries
  • Wuesthoff Medical Center