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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Meet the Staff -Jeff Kauttu

Meet our Ready4Work Job Coach – Jeff Kauttu Jeff Kauttu joined the ONH team a little over a month ago. He has dedicated over 40 years to volunteering in jails and prisons. Jeff is

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Meet the Staff – Ronnie Cage Meet our Ready4Release Program Manager – Ronnie Cage. Ronnie has been with Operation New Hope since 2014. His dedicated Ready4Release team works with 30 facilities in Florida to target qualified inmates and present Ready4Work program

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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