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Tallahassee, FL 32301
Educate and Prevent
Counseling Testing & Referral
Job Transitions Partners
Under contract with the Florida Department of Corrections, Shisa
operates transitional houses for female offenders at Shisa West
in Tallahassee, Florida and Shisa House East, Jacksonville,
Florida. To be eligible to live at the Shisa halfway houses, and
participate in a work-release program, inmates must pass the
screening standards set and administered by the Florida
Department of Corrections.
Upon arrival at a Shisa House, inmates attend a work-readiness
seminar. Shisa has designed the seminar to assist inmates in
overcoming fears they experience after long absences from
society and mainstream employment. This training includes
everything from proper dress, preparing résumés, interviewing,
and how to explain gaps in their employment history.
Off-site work governs the daily lives of most of the work-release residents, who are mandated by
the Department of Corrections to obtain employment within 14 days of their arrival. Shisa is north
Florida’s job transitions community partner.
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