Justice Summit 2012
With an eye toward developing comprehensive Smart Justice legislation for the state, the Florida Smart Justice Alliance will convene the Justice Summit 2012 late this year.
At the Summit, policy makers and thought leaders across the criminal justice spectrum will come together to develop a far-reaching initiative that offers common-sense ideas to improve outcomes, reduce costs and enhance public safety for the people of Florida. Click here to see the Agenda.
Legislators ... judges ... mental health providers ... law enforcement ... drug abuse treatment organizations ... prosecutors ... public defenders. These groups typically have different perspectives on Florida’s criminal justice system, but they all agree that something needs to be done to bring a smarter approach to a system that spends too much money with limited results.
The organizations and individuals involved in Justice Summit 2012 will gather in Orlando from December 12-14, 2012 , to develop comprehensive Smart Justice legislation for consideration during the 2013 regular session of the Florida Legislature. The Summit will focus on proposals to improve public safety and reduce costs – through a strategy of effective programs rather than warehousing offenders in the state’s criminal justice system.
The Summit will also provide an opportunity to look beyond Florida’s borders, with guest speakers providing a more national perspective to the issues.
Why Now? Florida’s first Justice Summit took place in November 2009, under the auspices of the Collins Center for Public Policy. It produced results and momentum that are once again needed. Signs today indicate that the Florida Legislature, Executive Branch, news media and public have a better understanding of the criminal and juvenile justice systems and recognize that things need to change.
Date & Location
The Justice Summit 2012 will be held from late in the day December 12 through midday December 14 at the Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Drive in Orlando. Click here for directions.
Click here to see the many dedicated associations and providers that have agreed to be participating organizations in Justice Summit 2012.