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Next Chapter Program

Next-Chapter - CopyThe Next Chapter Program was created in partnership by the Dade County Sheriff’s Department, the Bank of Dade, and the Cherokee Regional Library System. The program was funded in part by Dade County First Family Connection and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Mission Statement

The mission of Next Chapter program is to provide quality training and programs to help reduce recidivism and to enhance life skills, and build a stronger sense of community. 

What is the Next Chapter Program?

The Next Chapter Program is a re-entry program designed for the inmates of the Dade County Jail. The program consists of video modules that teach basic digital literacy, economic self-sufficiency and life skills. Topics like basic household finances, budgeting, how to care for a car, how to maintain a home, how to open a bank account, how to pay bills online—this is knowledge many inmates lack, but need in order to navigate life.  There is a virtual live-classroom component to the Next Chapter Program which is overseen by the Dade County Jail.

The video courses for the Next Chapter Program were developed by the Cherokee Regional Library System with grant money from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

In order to qualify for the Next Chapter program, inmates must be booked on a non-violent crime, and sign an agreement to fully commit to complete the program. 

Usage Information

Next Chapter video content holds an Attribution-Non Commercial 4.0 International Creative Commons License. Attribution should be given to Cherokee Regional Library. You are welcome to use these videos in any way, including uploading to any Learning Management Service, so long as you, nor any entity, profits from their use. Organizations must apply for the right to use these videos by filling out this Next Chapter Video Content Usage Applicatio

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