Jonathan Bleiweiss, MBA, MSCJ

Director of Operations / Founder



After serving as a Deputy Sheriff and then Detective, Jonathan found himself in handcuffs. As he fought his way through the courts and over four years of incarceration, his eyes were opened to the injustice and inequities of the broken system of which he had once been a part.

With this realization, as well as his experience on both sides of the law, Jonathan created Florida Justice Center, the state's first legal aid organization focused on mitigating the effects of justice-involvement while giving people a better chance at employment, housing, and education.

After serving as Executive Director for over five years, Jonathan now serves as the Director of Programs of the Florida Justice Center. In addition, Jonathan is currently a PhD student in Criminal Justice at University of Cincinnati.

Jonathan is a 2022 JustLeadershipUSA Leading with Conviction Fellow, an Advisory Council Member of the Courts Matter Florida Coalition, and a Policy Council Member of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition.

Jonathan has earned a Master of Business Administration from University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Eckerd College.

Jonathan has dedicated his life to helping those marginalized and disenfranchised by the system and to bringing access to justice to underserved communities.