Immediately upon his release from prison, Jacob realized his calling to social work and enrolled into college. While working as a mental health technician, he earned his Associates Degree. He then went on to complete and receive his Bachelor of Social Work Degree at the University of South Florida.
Jacob recalls a profound moment in his life when on March 28, 2009, while serving time at Hardee Correctional Work Camp, Abe Brown Ministries visited the institution. Reverend Abe Brown, Coach Tony Dungy, and Robert P. Blount, III delivered a message of hope and encouragement to the inmates in attendance. The memory of that day continues to fuel Jacob’s passion and commitment to helping formerly incarcerated men and women. For anyone left with a gaping hole in their life after incarceration, Jacob’s goal is to inspire them to continuously fill it with good.