|May 8, 2012
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Tampa, Fla.–Attorney General Pam Bondi will host the 27th Annual National Conference on Preventing Crime in the Black Community from May 16 through May 18 in Tampa. The Florida Attorney General’s Office established the conference in 1986 in order to showcase innovative ideas that encourage crime prevention in the black community. Individuals can register during the conference on location. Additional information is available online at: http://www.preventblackcrime.com.
“This conference is the perfect opportunity for law enforcement, local leaders, and members of the community to work together to share new ideas and strategies to prevent crime in our communities,” stated Attorney General Pam Bondi.
The National Conference on Preventing Crime in the Black Community attendees include: law enforcement officers, state agency heads, county commissioners, mayors and city commissioners, victim advocates, educators, community members, and church groups. The conference provides multiple workshops on the following topics: violence and conflict resolution, the development of self respect and respecting others, approaches to problem-solving, and social media.
Additionally, the Council on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys, housed within the Attorney General’s Office, will hold two meetings during the conference. The council studies conditions affecting black men and boys, including: homicide rates, arrest and incarceration rates, poverty, violence, drug abuse, death rates, disparate annual income levels, school performance, and health.