About Us

We are on the Central Florida Safety Council and Sunshine Safety Council provider lists.
We are on the provider list for Seminole County Probation Department.  
We are a DOC contracted provider.
Monthly reports are e-mailed, faxed, hand delivered, or mailed to all referral sources.

We bring together compassion, with the highest quality of care along with the necessary experience to support individuals in achieving a state of recovery.

Let us help you restore a sense of peace and serenity to your life.....

Marla J. Dann (CEO/Therapist)


Marla received her B.S. in Criminal Justice in 1980 and her Masters in Social Work from the University of Central Florida in 2003. In between she has worked as both a felony and misdemeanor Probation Officer.  She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  Marla began substance abuse counseling in 1993 and became a Certified Criminal Justice Addictions  Professional (CCJAP) in 1996 and a Certified Addictions Professional (CAP) in 2000.  In 2001, Marla and New Life Connections was awarded the contract to create and implement Seminole County’s in-jail treatment program (RRAP). 

She is also a Certified Facilitator and Assessor for the Batterers Intervention Program and has been working with this population for over 10 years.

She has completed the Level II training for EMDR.

Because of her past experiences she is familiar with the Criminal Justice system and can help those involved in the system make their way through its various aspects.  She also knows and practices making referrals outside the scope of what the agency practices.

Marla is dedicated to helping people in the community find their path to enjoying and living a better life.

New Life Connections, Inc.
“Emerging into Wholeness”