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FRRC

Help returning citizens break down barriers to voting

Help returning citizens by reviewing their felony convictions and filing for modifications.

Posted March 10, 2021

Background & Context

FRRC Attorney Assistance Program - Sentence Modification FRRC launched the Fines and Fees Program because we believe that returning citizens can play an essential role in strengthening our communities and increasing public safety. We believe people who are closest to the pain are also closest to the solution. Therefore, to foster the highest levels of civic engagement possible in Florida's returning citizen population, we are using our Attorney Assistance Program to break down the barriers to voting. FRRC has partnered with We The Action to recruit passionate pro bono attorneys who are willing to assist returning citizens throughout the modification process and advocate for relief as needed on a case-by-case basis.

Work & Deliverables

We are looking for volunteer attorneys who are willing to assist returning citizens by reviewing their felony convictions and filing motions for modifications. A Florida law license is required. Criminal defense experience is preferred but not necessary. We are looking for attorneys who practice in each of Florida's judicial circuits. First Circuit: Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, and Walton. Second Circuit: Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, and Wakulla. Third Circuit: Columbia, Dixie, Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee, and Taylor. Fourth Circuit: Clay, Duval, and Nassau. Fifth Circuit: Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion, and Sumter. Sixth Circuit: Pasco and Pinellas. Seventh Circuit: Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns, and Volusia. Eighth Circuit: Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Gilchrist, Levy, and Union. Ninth Circuit: Orange and Osceola. Tenth Circuit: Hardee, Highlands, and Polk. Eleventh Circuit: Miami-Dade. Twelfth Circuit: DeSoto, Manatee, and Sarasota. Thirteenth Circuit: Hillsborough. Fourteenth Circuit: Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, and Washington. Fifteenth Circuit: Palm Beach. Sixteenth Circuit: Monroe. Seventeenth Circuit: Broward. Eighteenth Circuit: Brevard and Seminole. Nineteenth Circuit: Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, and St. Lucie. Twentieth Circuit: Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee. We are also recruiting for team leads.
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Additional Information

  • Time Commitment: 21+ hours
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Additional Training Details: We will share an overview of the program.
  • Site-Preference: Remote
  • Open to Law Students: No
  • Bar License(s) required: Florida
  • Required Languages: None
  • Mentoring Provided: Yes
  • Supervision Provided: Yes
FRRC

FRRC is a grassroots, membership organization run by Returning Citizens (Formerly Convicted Persons), who are dedicated to ending the disenfranchisement and discrimination against people with convictions, and creating a more comprehensive and humane reentry system that will enhance successful reentry, reduce recidivism, and increase public safety. FRRC launched the Fines and Fees Program because we believe that returning citizens can play an essential role in strengthening our communities and increasing public safety. We believe people who are closest to the pain are also closest to the solution. Therefore, to foster the highest levels of civic engagement possible in Florida's returning citizen population, we are using our Fines and Fees Program to break down the barriers to voting presented by outstanding financial obligations.

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