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 Our president....
I am honored to serve as the President for the Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency for the 2023- 2024 year. With mental health issues on the rise, the theme for this year is Mental Health in Criminal Justice: Crisis or Opportunity.
As criminal justice professionals, we have an obligation to provide the best opportunities for success for those in our care suffering from mental health issues. That said, the jobs we do are quite taxing whether you work in juvenile justice, corrections, policing, courts or another branch of the criminal justice system. Not only do our clients need assistance, but staff do as well. Staff wellness is important, as our staff are our greatest asset. We will focus on staff wellness and mental health for them as well.
I look forward to working with you all to make this year productive and educational on mental health. Our 94th Annual Training institute is scheduled at the beautiful Tradewinds resort in St. Petersburg Florida and I look forward to seeing you all there.
My door is open for innovative ideas on how we can improve FCCD.
Sincerely, Laura E. Bedard, Ph.D.