Contact: Jon Peck
Smart Justice Alliance to Unveil Historic Agreement for Adult Civil Citations
TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Smart Justice Alliance will hold a news conference at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 31, to announce a historic agreement introducing the concept of Adult Civil Citations to Florida. The process will provide law enforcement officers the discretion to issue citations to first-time non-violent misdemeanor offenders, thereby sparing them an arrest record that could affect them for life while freeing authorities to focus on more serious crime.
The initiative, which will have statewide impact, will be launched in Leon County and be followed by others around the state. Leaders of the criminal justice community, ranging from law enforcement and prosecutors to public defenders and service providers, will attend the news conference in support of the Adult Civil Citation initiative.
WHAT: Announcement of Adult Civil Citation initiative
WHEN: Wednesday, October 31, 2012
WHERE: Florida Press Center
336 College Avenue, Tallahassee
WHO: Mark Flynn, president & CEO, Florida Smart Justice Alliance
Barney Bishop, vice chair, Center for Smart Justice, Florida TaxWatch
Second Judicial Circuit State Attorney Willie Meggs
Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell
Tallahassee Police Chief Dennis Jones
Second Judicial Circuit Chief Assistant Public Defender Andy Thomas
Tom Olk, executive director, DISC Village, Inc.
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