The Florida Association of Community Corrections was established in 1992 to provide a vehicle for county probation programs to come together to identify, develop and promote effective programs. The goal was to offer a high standard of training there by increasing the professionalism of personnel as well as increase public awareness of the benefits of these programs.  FACC's goals also include encouraging communication and cooperation among agencies and to initiate and support legislation that advances the efforts of prevention, reduction and deterrence of criminal and delinquent behavior.  Since 1992 the FACC membership has grown to include a wide range of community corrections specialties such as juvenile justice, substance abuse, residential programs, pre-trial services, diversion programs and victim services. In addition to many private and public county probation programs, the membership now includes staff from correctional agencies such as the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, Florida Department of Corrections, U.S. Probation, a number of Sheriff Offices, as well as various private providers of substance abuse and other rehabilitative services.


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We have finished with our Board of Directors Representation and Eligibility Policies, which you can see below. 

Board Representation Policy Statement

The Florida Association of Community Corrections (FACC) is committed to diversity in all aspect of its business and activities and at all levels, including its Board of Directors.  FACC’s Board of Directors highly value diversity and inclusion and supports the election and appointment of diverse candidates to the Board.  The Board believes that it fulfills its mission by drawing on the skills, talents, and perspectives of a broader and more diverse range of leaders.  The Board believes that having representation of diverse gender, race, ethnicity, age, beliefs, along with varied skills and experiences, contributes to a balanced and effective Board.  The Board is committed to fostering an inclusive culture where all board members are encouraged to bring their perspectives and life experiences to their board service.  

Additionally, the Board strives to have representation from all levels of Florida’s community corrections system.  It’s the Board’s goal to have all judicial circuits represented and to have an equal, fair, and consistent process of representation at all levels from statewide to county departments, public to private entities, and departments representing large metropolitan areas to those representing smaller rural communities. It is the Board’s belief that diversity and inclusion will leave the Board well positioned to address the changing needs of community corrections across the state.

Board Member Eligibility Policy Statement

Nominations for Board election will be accepted when Board member seats are available.  To be nominated prospective board members must meet the following:

  • Attendance at least one FACC training event within the past 3 years.
  • Demonstrated active participation as an FACC volunteer, as determined by the Board.  
  • A recommendation from an existing FACC Board member.
  • A letter of commitment to support their attendance at FACC Board meetings and functions.
  • A letter from the nominee providing:
    • Their professional bio; and
    • Statement describing their participation/support in FACC volunteer committee/work-group, with dates.

Nominations shall be provided to the Nominating Committee at least 30 days prior to board meetings where a vote is to be held. Nominees for Board positions are not to be present during the Board meeting when deliberations regarding their nomination are discussed.