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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. 

 

Florida Association of Community Corrections  

Professional of the Year Award

 

Congratulations to  Teshiana Parker

our 2021 Award Winner

 

FACC recognizes the importance of acknowledging outstanding performance within the field of community corrections. Whether an employee is a Probation Officer, Front Desk, Support Personnel, Supervisor or Manager (just to name a few positions), ALL employees regardless of title, play a vital role in an agency’s success.  This years winner, Ms. Parker is a first-generation college graduate coming from a family of 14 children. She interned at the Department of Court Services as a 15-year-old high school sophomore. She earned her AA in Criminal Justice one month prior to graduating from high school. She proceeded to graduate from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a double major in Criminology and Political Science in 2014. Ms. Parker continued to work as a paid intern during her college years. Sharon Longworth former FACC President describes her as distancing herself in her performance from others due to her character, moral fiber, discipline, willingness to listen, lead, and serve. Eighth Judicial Circuit Administrator, Cheryl Kauffman, indicates that Ms. Parker has been one of the Department’s leaders in planning the reentry program and strategic community organizational efforts for Alachua/Bradford County. She’s assured the program utilizes Evidenced-Based Practices and Restorative Justice Principles. She currently works as a Court Officer/ Correctional Probation Senior Officer for the 08-0 Gainesville Main Office. Prior to COVID, she volunteered as a mentor at an underachieving school through a mentorship program targeting elementary school students who came from a lesser advantaged background. Her goal was to encourage her mentee to pursue higher education and to offer support by modeling the desired outcome. Ms. Parker has consistently made an effort to assist in organizing events in the office to enhance team morale. As a 30-year-old, her community involvement spans over several disciplines and over 14 years. The disciplines include but are not limited to Political, Social, Faith-Based, Veteran Services, and Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement. Additionally, she volunteered with local Commission Campaigns to include House and Senate Campaigns. Social: 4 A’s (African American Accountability Alliance). EXODUS (Women’s Support and Motivational Community-Based Group led by Tywannza Aldridge). Faith-Based: GAMP (God’s Anointed Men Praying) Ministry. Pop-Up Meals Ministry. Florida Farm Feed/Witnessing. Starke Church of God by Faith Audio Visual Team. In the reentry arena she has worked with the Department of Corrections, the Bradford and Alachua County Sheriff Department, Bradford County School Board and Commission, and other community-based entities. Starke Church of God by Faith Outreach Coordinator, Denise Young, stated: As a millennial, she steps out on faith by leading through her actions that help to enrich our community in improving the quality of life of those who are lesser advantaged. The skillsets that she possesses have contributed to developing opportunities for the creation of short films for Church and community presentations. CSM Leon Caffie of the Army Ret., stated: In observing Ms. Parker for the last 14 years, she is a committed public servant and will maintain the organizational goals established by FACC as its representative. She is a focused individual and has prepared her professional career to exceed at a level that many of her peers do no reach due to a lack of vision and purpose.

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 FACC NEWSLETTER 

FALL 2021

 

 Fall is officially here and that means football!!  The season may be heating up, but Community Corrections Professionals throughout the state have never cooled down.  Please join the Florida Association of Community Corrections in recognizing staff who have already been on fire. As you will read, Community Corrections Professionals throughout the state are continuing to make a positive impact on our field.

 

 

 

Please take a minute to look at the FACC Newsletter.   

FACC 2021 Fall Newsletter.pdf

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