Friday, October 31st, 2014

About FCCD

What is FCCD?

The Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the promotion of high professional standards for criminal justice agencies and criminal justice personnel.

The keystone for FCCD is its educational programs which are designed to foster an interchange of information and training between the professionals in Law Enforcement, the Courts, Corrections, Probation and Parole, Juvenile Justice and Interested Citizens.

FCCD is the Primary Organization in the State of Florida for bringing the various Criminal Justice Disciplines together to help recognize and develop strategies to solve our great state’s Criminal Justice needs.

FCCD traces its history back to 1935 through an antecedent organization, the Florida Probation Association. The council was chartered by Secretary of State in 1964 as a non-profit corporation dedicated to promoting high standards for criminal justice agencies and criminal justice personnel.

Through the years, FCCD has continued to focus the attention of its members and the citizens of Florida upon the needs of the criminal justice system. The emphasis at the state and local level has been on a variety of challenges facing the state in the criminal justice area.

What is our mission?

The mission of the Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency is to serve as a catalyst for the prevention and reduction of crime and delinquency and to enhance the quality of justice for all Floridians.

FCCD strives to improve the criminal and juvenile justice systems by examining problems, proposing solutions, and monitoring and evaluating the impact of those solutions. FCCD assists the criminal justice systems to function more productively by fostering interagency coordination and cooperation; by developing and coordinating policy issues; by rendering training and technical assistance; and by granting funds to support system improvements.

FCCD provides statewide criminal statistical and analytical services and fosters community-based crime prevention programs.