Florida Council on crime and delinquency
Fostering interagency collaboration of all criminal justice entities, providing relevant training, and encouraging community service throughout the State of Florida.
Greetings from the President....
Welcome to the year of our 91st Annual Criminal Justice Training Institute for the Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency. I want to welcome Raul Banasco on his return to the State Board. Congratulations on your election victory as FCCD’s new State Secretary. To Mike Page, congratulations on a successful year at the helm as State President. You have provided leadership qualities for this organization that have been unsurpassed.
I am honored to serve as this year’s Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency State President. As plans come together for the year, I am excited about the direction in which the organization is moving. We will continue to work together to strengthen our footprint by increasing membership, providing high-quality relevant training and providing meaningful community service throughout the State of Florida.
During our annual business meeting in August, I announced that Adolescence Substance Abuse and Mental Health as our statewide community service project. I now challenge each FCCD member to join us as we create our own opportunities to develop professionally and personally through a host of community service projects. This aligns with our theme of “Overcoming, Empowering to Make Positive Choices in One’s Life”. When teenagers are besieged with emotional problems, they often turn to substance use to help them manage painful or difficult feelings. Not knowing how to deal with the problems, substance use is a way of “self-medicating” to alleviate unwanted mental health symptoms like hopelessness, anxiety, irritability and negative thoughts. If not dealt with, in the long term this often ends in abuse or dependence. Together we can bring awareness and help today’s youth make positive choices in their lives.
We have a fabulous year ahead of us. I look forward to meeting new members and reconnecting with those that have been part of our awesome organization through the years. Our first board meeting will be November 1 – 2, 2019 at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront. Our second board meeting and site of our 91st Annual Training Institute will be at the Sheraton Panama City Golf & Spa Resort. The board meeting is scheduled for February 28 – 29, 2020 with the Institute dates of August 24 – 27, 2020. The third board meeting will occur at a longtime favorite, The Shores Resort and Spa in Daytona Beach Shores, May 29 – 30, 2020.
The FCCD team is working hard to ensure the most current and relevant training is presented, impactful community service is rendered, and collaboration is sought from criminal justice agencies for the common core of making the State of Florida safe for all.
Looking forward to a productive and successful 91st year.
Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency