Attorney General Pam Bondi News Release
May 19, 2011
Contact: Whitney Ray
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Attorney General Bondi’s Office Hosts 26th Annual National Conference on Preventing Crime in the Black Community

MIAMI, Fla.— Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office today kicked-off the 26th Annual National Conference on Preventing Crime in the Black Community, a three-day event in Miami. The conference, established in 1986 by the Florida Attorney General’s Office, showcases innovative ideas that encourage crime prevention in the black community.

“For more than 20 years, this office has brought together everyone from elected officials to your neighbor next door to address crime prevention,” said Attorney General Pam Bondi. “While crime is currently at a 40-year low in Florida, this type of conference is exactly how we remain on the right path and continue this trend.”

The National Conference on Preventing Crime in the Black Community attracts law enforcement officers throughout the country. Other attendees include: state agency heads, county commissioners, mayors and city commissioners, victim advocates, educators, community members, and church groups. The conference provides workshops on 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.

Additional information is available online at: http://www.preventblackcrime.com.