Florida Association of Community Corrections Annual Training Institute Meets in Orange County
This year’s Florida Association of Community Corrections Annual Training Institute recently met in Orange County to discuss best practices, as well as how data-driven strategies and solutions can help offenders and enhance public safety. The Institute’s agenda included sessions on the opioid epidemic, human trafficking and exploitation of children, and active shooter situations.
Attendees were welcomed by Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings on July 24, 2019 during the opening day of the three-day session.
“As someone with an extensive background in public safety and law enforcement, I have a genuine appreciation for the issues you will address over the next few days,” said Mayor Demings. “Thank you for making the effort in facing these challenges head on.”
The primary goals of the Florida Association of Community Corrections are to provide quality, state-of-the-art training and education to its members, as well as promote communication and networking between membership and community correction organizations. The association strives to increase public awareness and the acceptance of the effectiveness of community corrections in prevention, reduction, and deterrence of criminal and delinquent behavior.
Orange County Corrections was well represented at the training with several staff members from Community Corrections in attendance, as well as Corrections Chief Louis A. Quiñones, Jr.
Orange County Corrections is the fourth largest jail in the state of Florida and sees nearly 96 percent of inmates returned to the community, most with some form of community supervision. Learn more about Community Corrections programs in Orange County.
Photo Caption: [L-R] Orange County Corrections staff member Linda A. Brooks, Orange County Undersheriff Mark Canty, Florida Secretary of Corrections Mark Inch, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, and Orange County Corrections Chief Louis A. Quiñones, Jr.