Community & Services

] Orange County Corrections staff member Linda A. Brooks, Orange County Undersheriff Mark Canty, Florida Secretary of Corrections Mark Inch, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, and Orange County Corrections Chief Louis A. Quiñones, Jr.

Florida Association of Community Corrections Annual Training Institute Meets in Orange County

This year’s Florida Association of Community Corrections Annual Training Institute recently met in Orange County to discuss best practices, as well as how data-driven strategies and solutions can help offenders and enhance public safety. The Institute’s agenda included sessions on the opioid epidemic, human trafficking and exploitation of children, and active shooter situations.

Attendees were welcomed by Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings on July 24, 2019 during the opening day of the three-day session.

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Summer Spells Hunger for Many Kids

Orange County Partners with Second Harvest for its Summer Camps

Across Central Florida, students have been enjoying summer vacation, but for some children, summertime means...

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Orange County Government TV Wins Seven Prestigious Telly Awards

Honoring Excellence in Local, Regional and Cable Television

Orange County Government access channel Orange TV has been honored by the 40th Annual Telly Awards as...

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Orange County Jail’s Culinary Program Serves up Job Skills

Tory Blackwell, a former Orange County Corrections Department inmate, is now lead cook at a popular local restaurant thanks to IN2WORK vocational training. The...

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Deterring Crime through Preventative Measures: Upcoming Topic at Orange County Community Conference

For Jason Reynolds in the Orange County Neighborhood Services Division, the concept of reducing crime through environmental design has always been fascinating. While receiving...

Two women carrying flags of different nations on a pole. Behind them is a large screen that reads "You can be You here. Fusion Fest."

FusionFest Opens Call to Performers, Artists, Vendors and Volunteers

Through August 1, 2019, FusionFest.org is issuing a call for performers, artists, vendors and volunteers to register their “Intent to Participate” in the second...

Photo of the July Perry marker that reads "Lynching of July Perry, November 3, 1920"

Historical Marker Has Been Placed Honoring Lynching Victim July Perry

At 10:30 a.m. on June 21, 2019, a historical marker in remembrance of one of the darkest days in Orange County was placed during...

A group of senior citizens posing for a photo with their instructor as they hold exercise equipment

Keeping Seniors Fit: Orange County Community Action Division Offers Mobility and Flexibility Classes at Local Community Centers

Orange County has partnered with Firebush, Inc. and the YMCA to offer fitness classes at several local community centers in an effort to provide...

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Local Government in Action: Orange County Traffic Engineering Division Works with Residents to Improve Road Safety

When tragedy struck in January 2018 at the intersection of Pershing Ave. and Redditt Road in Orlando, it was a reminder of the importance...

Two people stand in front of the Pulse memorial as they contemplate the artwork on display

Three years after Pulse, Community’s Response of Care and Compassion Remains Strong

On the morning of June 12, 2016, many Central Floridians woke up to the news of the attack on Pulse Nightclub near downtown Orlando...