Through Employment, We Empower!

Participants in our free Ready4Release and Ready4Work program receive training, job placement, financial benefits, support services, housing and transportation assistance – everything needed to build a new future after involvement with the criminal justice system.

For over 20 years, we have worked to build strategic partnerships and foster community coalitions. By building Cities of Second Chances, we reconnect people with the workforce, their families, and their communities. Become a partner today. 

Cultivate stronger communities by creating opportunities to realize second chances and reduce recidivism. Donate now to help the thousands of people returning from incarceration to communities across Florida.

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May 2023

Jacksonville City Council Honors Kevin Gay

On September 27, 2022, the Jacksonville City Council honored Kevin Gay with a resolution nominating and commencing his work as CEO and Founder of Operation New Hope. Kevin founded the nonprofit 23 years ago

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ONH Joins Rand Corporation’s Town Hall Meeting

On September 20, 2022, Operation New Hope’s Chief Communications Officer Amanda Mahan joined the Rand Corporation’s Town Hall Meeting to discuss how training and support increases returning citizens chances at successfully securing living wage

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With over 20 years of experience providing reentry services in Northeast Florida, we are a leader in the field. Our work has been praised by the last four White House Administrations, as well as, federal, state and local representatives, law enforcement officers, and business leaders.

Special thanks to our major funders!

Chartrand Foundation

Neviaser Foundation

The Jim Moran Foundation

Bank of America Foundation

Petway Family Foundation