SMA Work Release
SMA Work Release is a private contracted Florida Department of Corrections work release facility. The program allows selected inmates to work for paid employment in the community during the last months of their confinement. Inmates must return back to the facility at the end of each workday. Work Release provides gradual reintegration back into the community, gainful employment, accumulation of savings from paid employment, preservation of family and community ties, culinary courses and participation in self-help programs. Fifty beds are available for outpatient substance counseling.
SMA Foodservice is responsible for preparing and delivering breakfast, lunch, and dinner to 10 separate facilities, which accounts for over 1,400 meals per day. The meals are prepared out of Reality House, where the SMA Foodservice staff members are responsible for the clients at Reality House working back in the kitchen. In addition, the clients at Reality House and SMA Work Release are also offered an educational opportunity through the Culinary Arts Program. This affords them instruction in nutrition, restaurant management, food production, dining room apprentice, and the food safety manager certification, which is all accredited through the University of Florida. Some clients, if qualified, can gain certification through the American Culinary Federation by earning the Certified Culinarian, or the Certified Pastry Culinarian distinction.