Escambia County Community Corrections is comprised of community-based programs with the mission of relieving jail overcrowding through court-approved sentencing alternatives, with an emphasis on public safety. Eligible offenders are placed into community sanctions, rather than in jail, to free up corrections space for more serious offenders. Rehabilitative and monitoring options include substance abuse treatment, monitoring services, substance use testing, community service work and pre-trial release supervision. Our staff has received training for the Florida Courts E-filing Portal process, and we are one of the first community corrections programs to “go live” with this process in the state of Florida. Community Corrections continues to emphasize the importance of participation in provider fairs, career fairs, training, workshops and other county initiatives. Some of these include participation in Escambia Cares, Escambia County Youth Employment Program, Ebonwood Youth Summer Program, Pensacola Christian Internship Program, Florida Department of Corrections Provider Fair, Big Bend Provider Fair and other volunteer projects. We have also collaborated with local agencies within our community to ensure that staff is knowledgeable of available resources and opportunities for the benefit of the citizens of Escambia County.