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Lawmakers sending $100K to portal for returning citizens

by Margaret Willard

The House and Senate have agreed to include $100,000 for Re-Entry Alliance Pensacola (REAP) to fund an existing re-entry portal for formerly incarcerated people.

According to an appropriations request filed by Rep. Jayer Williamson, the portal primarily serves residents of Santa Rosa County with re-entry services encompassing housing, transportation, substance abuse counseling and case management.

The portal serves approximately 75 recently released individuals each year. The funding breakdown shows $52,500 will be used for salary and benefits for the project manager and $47,500 is for pay and benefits for part-time workers, including a case manager and driver.

– Peter Schorsch, Florida Politics

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