The Jacksonville Bridge Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program

Tracy Hudson

Tracy Hudson
Executive Director

Tracy Hudson

To Be Announced
Clinical Supervisor

Alan Dawson

Alan Dawson

Program Beds:
39 Male


Program Description

The Jacksonville Bridge is a Residential Level II Substance Abuse Treatment Program built on the Therapeutic Community Concepts. The peer-led, peer-driven environment encourages clients to become active participants in their recovery. These are adult male felony drug offenders who have been sentenced by the local courts to participate in drug treatment as a deterrent from incarceration as a condition of probation.

The program is implemented in three phases:

Phase I – Intensive Substance Abuse Treatment (2 to 3 months)

  • Accountability and Therapeutic Groups
  • Addiction Education
  • Individual Counseling Sessions
  • Organized Recreation
  • Substance Abuse Treatment

Phase II – Employment (3 to 4 months)

  • Employment Education
  • Therapeutic Groups
  • Employment in Community

Phase III – Community Re-Entry (1 to 2 months)

  • Recovery Maintenance
  • Reentry into the Community
Programs and Value-Added Services
  • ABCs of Finance
  • Addiction Education
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Anger Management
  • Bible Study
  • Bridge Builders
  • Changing Criminal Thinking
  • Chaplaincy Services
  • Community Re-Entry Service
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Domestic Violence Education
  • Employability Skills
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family Development & Reunification
  • HIV/AIDS Education
  • Job Placement Assistance
  • Life Transitions
  • Meditation Training
  • Money Sense
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • Organized Recreation
  • Parenting Education/Group
  • Pharmacology
  • Purpose-Driven Life
  • Recovery Maintenance Skills
  • Relationships in Recovery
  • Save Our Selves
  • Self-Esteem
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Therapeutic Community (TC) Concepts
  • Thinking for a Change
  • Transition/Re-Entry Services
  • Victim Awareness
  • Work Source Program
Community Partners
  • 103rd Street Church of God
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Career Source Jacksonville
  • Celebrate Recovery
  • Gateway Community Services
  • Florida Department of Health
  • Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • Non Profit Center of Northeast Florida
  • Purpose-Driven Life
  • River of Life Church
  • Trinity Broadcasting Network 2nd Chance
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Work Source Jacksonville

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

Highlights of the 2013-2014 Fiscal Year
  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with DOC Secretary Michael Crews
  • Re-Entry Fairs (November and May) with 40 participating community agencies