The Reentry Center of Brevard
To Increase the well-being for all Brevard citizens, now and for future generations.(Well-being includes safety/security, good health, positive social relationships, and availability and access to basic resources (e.g., housing, income)
Mission & WHo is TRC?
To accelerate returning citizens’ potential by equipping them with valuable skills that allows them to experience success and become contributing members of the community.
The ReEntry Center of Brevard (TRC) will help returning citizens from incarceration with assistance for successful re-entry into our community. This ReEntry initiative will allow returning citizens access to vital post-release services (e.g., housing, employment, cognitive-behavioral intervention, health care, job placement and training, mentoring, and counseling) with the intent of helping them successfully transition back into the community through a continuum of care that will offer returning citizens support to succeed. The ReEntry Center of Brevard Portal staff will also contact inmates releasing to Brevard County prior to release to begin the re-entry transition planning. The primary outcome of The ReEntry Center of Brevard Portal is to increase public safety by reducing recidivism.
How do I qualify?
You have to:
Live in Brevard County
Be a felon
Be convicted in Brevard County
Been sentenced to state prison
Have been released within the last 6 months
If you do not meet the full requirements of TRC, we can provide information and referrals to other agencies for assistance.
How do i register?
(I’m not incarcerated)
You may register by going to the TRC facility located at
825 Temple Street, Cocoa, FL 32922.
Registration hours are from 9 -5:30pm Monday through Friday.
If you qualify for the program, you will be assigned a re-entry specialist.
1. You must agree to participate in case management for a period of at least 3 months.
2. The re-entry specialist will direct you to the appropriate social services and help you achieve successful re-entry into the community.
On a regular basis, TRC re-entry specialists will travel to a designated Central Florida facility. You can request to meet with them prior to your release.
TRC provides the following services to qualified clients:
Assistance with transitional housing (there's a waiting list)
Health care referrals
Substance abuse and mental health evaluations and referrals.
Food and Clothing
Food Stamp application
Filing for social security benefits
Interview and Work Clothing
TRC is committed to our community partners and returning citizens’ service providers who work with us and provide guidance and oversight through their participation. TRC works cooperatively with law enforcement agencies, state attorneys, public defenders, health service providers, businesses and other agencies for referrals and customer services. In addition, the TRC coordinates the sharing of information among the participating agencies to facilitate the screening of and case processing for program referrals.
State of Florida Department of Corrections
Brevard Homeless Coalition
Brevard ReEntry Task Force
The ReEntry Center of Brevard
825 Temple Street
Cocoa, FL 32922
The ReEntry Center of Brevard is by appointment only; we're not open to the public.
If you are a new client that received our intake form, please call and advise us you have been released and to schedule your initial appointment. Welcome Home! The number to call is 321-305-6027.
Thank you for understanding. Stay healthy and stay safe!
TRC JOB READINESS
Register with the Reentry Center of Brevard Employment Specialist
if you're interested in taking any of these classes.
The Reentry Center of Brevard in Partnership with Goodwill offers a Job Readiness classes once a month at our office on Tuesdays from 10:00 am – 1:30 pm. We are committed to helping you achieve your goals. The class is open to the public, Registration Required and Lunch provided. At the completion of the class, you’ll receive a $20 voucher to Goodwill. Once you get a job, Goodwill will give you another $20 voucher. Our next class is pending due to COVID-19.
The Reentry Center of Brevard in Partnership with Eastern Florida State College is offering the Certified Production Technician Program (CPT) FREE to its clients. This program includes training for the national CPT Credential through a 10-week online curriculum administered by Eastern Florida State College.
The Economic Development Commission CPT Tuition Assistance Program provides subsidized tuition to eligible candidates reducing program tuition from $1,550 to $625. This is enabled through funding by the Florida Department of Education. In addition to tuition, program participants will also be responsible for a $250 program fee.
If you are unemployed or NOT currently employed in manufacturing: There is an additional CPT New to Manufacturing Scholarship to cover the subsidized tuition ($625) and 50% of the program fee ($125). Your financial responsibility of $125 program will be paid for by TRC.
In addition to the online curriculum, students will participate in manufacturing facility tours, an HR workshop and a private manufacturing career showcase for all course completers. Application process: CPT application and register for the class.
It is estimated that over 3000 manufacturing jobs will become available within the next three years in Brevard. The problem is that there aren’t enough qualified people for the job. I strongly recommend taking this class. If interested, notify me and I’ll send you instructions on getting started. No sex offenders can take this class.
SCHEDULE (Monday and Wednesday nights from 6pm-10pm)
Orientation and Application Deadlines TBA
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The Reentry Center of Brevard
CERTIFICATE CLASSES that The ReEntry Center of Brevard offers its clients through referrals. Before the client can go for any certifications, they must complete the assessments through Florida Ready to Work. Once they have completed the three assessments online, we can pay for the following certifications:
Certified Production Technician
OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Program
OSHA 30-Hour Certification
Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER)
Customer Service and Sales Certification Training
Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Class C