Bridges of America – The Jacksonville Bridge

(Community Release Center)

Kristie Johnson-Randall
Facility Director



Program Beds:
140 Male Community Release


The Jacksonville Bridge CRC

Program Description

The Jacksonville Bridge Community Release Center gives male inmates an opportunity to get their lives back on track. Men in this program are gainfully employed during the day and work on substance abuse treatment, education and vocation courses 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
  • Adult Basic Education
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Bible Study
  • Bridge Builders
  • Chaplaincy Services
  • Community Re-Entry Services
  • Employment Skills & Services
  • Family Development & Reunification
  • Florida Ready to Work
  • High School Diploma Completion
  • HIV/AIDS Education
  • Job Placement Assistance
  • Life Transitions
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration Training
  • Purpose-Driven Life
  • Save Our Selves
  • Therapeutic Community Concepts
  • Work Source Jacksonville
Community Partners
  • 103rd Street Church of God
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • CareerSource North Florida
  • Essential Learning GED Academy
  • Florida Ready to Work
  • Florida State College
  • Jacksonville Re-Entry Center
  • JBV Ministries
  • Jesus People Church
  • Joshua Christian Church
  • Mind for Jesus
  • Murray Hill Christ Community Church
  • Non Profit Center of Northeast Florida
  • Prince of Peace Church
  • Prisoners of Love Ministry
  • Purpose-Driven Life
  • River of Life Church
  • Springhill Missionary Baptist Church
  • Trinity Broadcasting Network 2nd Chance
  • Work Source Jacksonville
  • World Wide Christian Ministry

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

Highlights of the 2013-2014 Fiscal Year
  • 223 inmates completed the Life Transitions Class
  • 225 inmate volunteer hours completed for the City of Jacksonville Adopt-A-Roadway Program
  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with DOC Secretary Michael Crews
  • Re-Entry Fair with 40 community partners
  • Quarterly Family Days