Community Transition Center
The Community Transition Center (CTC) is a 300-bed facility located at 451 Catherine Street in downtown Jacksonville. It is one of three facilities belonging to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Department of Corrections
. The primary focus of staff at CTC is to assist offenders in helping themselves to become productive members of society upon their return to our community.
"Helping others help themselves" is one of the primary missions of our facility. CTC personnel focus on giving a fresh opportunity for offenders to point their lives in a positive direction. We offer many programs, all of them emphasizing education and a sense of responsibility, accountability and empowerment. Approved offenders are assigned to a Corrections Counselor who assesses needs and works with them to set and achieve goals. We emphasize helping those assigned to the facility gain more education, further learn about themselves and be accountable for their own actions.
CTC offers various programs, providing opportunities for those wishing to help themselves as well as those mandated into programs by the judicial system. Not only do some of these non-traditional forms of incarceration allow offenders to gain a new outlook on life, they allow them to support their families and learn new skills through participation in the Job Readiness, Work Furlough and Home Detention programs. Many of our offenders take our Adult Education classes and obtain their GED while incarcerated.
CTC provides hundreds of hours of inmate labor to the City of Jacksonville through routine daily inmate work crews assigned to various work projects throughout the facility and other needs of our community. The work performed, if paid in minimum-wage salaries, would total over one million dollars annually.
The flagship program at CTC is the Matrix House Substance Abuse Treatment program. Please click here to learn more.
The CTC Programs Unit maintains various volunteer partnerships to teach inmates in the following areas:
• Education classes related to obtaining a GED
• Substance Abuse
• Smoking Cessation
• Financial Independence
• Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous
CTC maintains a partnership with Americorps which allows offenders to complete community service hours beneficial to the City of Jacksonville while learning construction trade skills.
CTC maintains the Job Readiness and Work Furlough Programs to assist offenders in learning how to apply and interview for jobs. Many in these programs obtain and maintain gainful employment during their incarceration allowing them to continue their work upon their release.
CTC also directs the Home Detention Program. The inmate’s residence can become an extended place of confinement. Offenders approved for this program wear a GPS ankle monitor. When allowed to attend an approved activity, CTC staff are able to view where the inmate is located at all times, how fast they were traveling between destinations and how long they remained at a particular address. In both the Work Furlough and Home Detention programs, offenders pay a fee per day to offset their supervision and incarceration costs.
If you are interested in volunteering with the Department of Corrections, please click here to fill out the online volunteer application form.
Community Transition Center Contact Information
This facility is located in downtown Jacksonville at: 451 Catherine St., Jacksonville, FL 32202
Inmate's Name and Jail Number
451 Catherine St.
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Information 7 a.m. – 10:45 p.m. - (904) 630-2856
Between 10:45 p.m. – 7 a.m. - (904) 630-2860
Clinic/Medical - (904) 630-2844
Watch Lieutenant - (904) 630-2808
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