Bridges of America, Inc. - The Cocoa Bridge Work Release



About Us

The Cocoa Bridge gives male inmates an opportunity to get their lives back on track. The foundation of the program is the Therapeutic Community Concepts, which are essential to maintaining a drug-free lifestyle in social contexts. With clinical supervision, this peer-led, peer-driven environment encourages the men to become active participants in their recovery.

The men in the Work Release program men are gainfully employed during the day and may choose to participate in education, vocation, and substance abuse treatment courses on days off or at night after work. Work Release inmates are required to pay subsistence for room and board, which saves taxpayers money. Inmates also make court-ordered payments, send money home for family support, and are required to set money aside for savings upon their release.

Our substance abuse treatment and value-added services teach problem solving, critical thinking, conflict resolution, and recovery maintenance skills. The program offerings at each facility vary to best meet the needs of the persons served.

Programs and services include, but are not limited to:

Addiction Education, Alcoholics Anonymous, Bible Studies, Bridge Builders
Changing Criminal Thinking, Chaplaincy Services, Community Re-Entry Services, Employability Skills, Job Placement Assistance, Narcotics Anonymous, Organized Recreation, Save Our Selves, Substance Abuse Treatment, Therapeutic Community Concepts, Work Source.

We are always looking for new community partners as well!

Rep/Contact Info

Paul Biecker
Facility Director