Orange County Jail to Host Resource Fair for Released Inmates and Homeless Population

ORANGE COUNTY, Florida. – Orange County Corrections is set to host a Community Resource Fair next week to raise awareness and provide resources to recently released inmates and the homeless population.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 30 in the south parking lot of the Orange County Jail.

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During the fair, various vendors, providers and employers will provide resources and opportunities related to health care, employment, mental health, education, catering and rights, and health needs. substance addiction.

While the event is open to anyone residing in Orange County and surrounding areas of Central Florida, prison officials said the resources available are intended to support “recently released inmates, offenders under community supervision and the homeless” in order to better enable them to leave prison in a “better state”.

“People who have had contact with the law often just need a few tools to put them on the path to moving forward in a positive direction, and that’s the whole point of this fair bringing together all resources in a centralized location and making them available to the community,” Linda Brooks, manager of community corrections and inmate programs, said in a statement.

According to county corrections officials, 96 percent of Orange County inmates return to the community.

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Any vendor or employer interested in participating or learning more about the event can contact Hope Simpson at 407-836-3044 or by email at [email protected]

Find a map of how the event will be run below:

The Orange County Government Corrections Department will be hosting a resource fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, June 30. (Orange County Government Department of Corrections)

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