The Orlando Bridge Transition Center

Sammy Hill

Sammy Hill
Facility Director

Kimberly Francis

Kimberly Francis
Assistant Operations FD

Fidel Molleturo

Fidel Molleturo
Chaplain

Program Beds:
82 Male Transition
54 Male Community Release

 

Program Description

The Orlando Bridge Transition Center gives male inmates an opportunity to get their lives back on track. This Therapeutic Community provides intensive substance abuse treatment and value added services to men with a remaining sentence of 18 to 24 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
  • A+ Computer Certification
  • AA Big Book Meeting
  • Addiction Education
  • Adult Basic Education
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • American Culinary Federation® Culinary Fundamentals
  • Anger Management
  • Authentic Manhood
  • Bible Study
  • Bridge Builders
  • Changing Criminal Thinking
  • Chaplaincy Services
  • Community Re-Entry Services
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Credit & Debt
  • Employability Skills
  • Family Development & Reunification
  • Florida Ready to Work
  • Gardening in Central Florida
  • Grief Counseling
  • Health & Fitness
  • High School Diploma
  • HIV/AIDS Education
  • Job Placement Assistance
  • Mapping Your Steps
  • Mentoring
  • Money Sense
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Certification
  • Parenting Education/Group
  • Peer-to-Peer Academic Tutoring
  • Prison Fellowship
  • Purpose-Driven Life
  • Save Our Selves
  • Serv-Safe® Food Handler
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Therapeutic Community Concepts
  • Thinking for a Change
  • Toastmasters Chartered Gavel Club
  • Transition/Re-Entry Services
  • Victim Awareness
  • Work Source Program
Community Partners
  • Adopt-A-Highway
  • Al-Anon Recovery
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Aleph Institute
  • American Culinary Federation®
  • Angel Tree Ministries
  • Bill Glass Ministries
  • Blueprint Workforce
  • Central Florida Area Health Education
  • Central Florida Workforce
  • Chaplaincy Services
  • CompTIA A+ Computer Certification
  • CriminalThinking.Net
  • First Baptist Church of Orlando
  • Florida Department of Education
  • Florida Ready to Work
  • Goodwill Industries of Central Florida
  • His Healing Hand Ministry
  • In Touch Ministries
  • Men’s Wearhouse
  • Mid Florida Tech
  • Miracle of Love HIV/AIDS Education
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • New Direction Community Faith Church
  • New Horizons Computer Center
  • Northland Church
  • Occupational Safety & Health Administration
  • Orange Blossom Healthcare
  • Orange County Health Department
  • Orlando Chamber of Commerce
  • Orlando Police Department
  • Pearson Vue
  • Peyton Group Behavior Modification
  • Prison Fellowship
  • SCORE Smoking Cessation
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of Orlando
  • ServSafe® Food Manager Program
  • Toastmasters International
  • Trinity Broadcasting Network 2nd Chance
  • University of Florida
  • Westwood Church
  • Workforce One

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

Highlights of the 2013-2014 Fiscal Year
  • Nearly 200 volunteer hours were completed for Northland Church, Westwood Church, FCCD Chapter 7, Central Florida Reception Center, and Adopt-A-Highway
  • 14 inmates earned high school diplomas
  • 33 inmates completed the American Culinary Federation 1000-hour Culinary Fundamentals Course
  • Implemented Re-Entry Skills Classes by His Healing Hands Ministry
  • Implemented Peer-to-Peer academic tutoring program to increase completions of high school diplomas
  • Implemented the A+ Computer Certification Program
  • All staff completed Therapeutic Community Immersion Training
  • Sesame Street Back-to-School Family Day