Attorney General Pam Bondi News Release
May 14, 2012
Media Contact: Jenn Meale
Phone: (850) 245-0150
Attorney General Bondi Will Host the 27th Annual National Conference on Preventing Crime in the Black Community
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 May 16th on site. Additional information is available online at: http://www.preventblackcrime.com.
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 main 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.