Each of FCCD's 32 chapters meets regularly, hosting formal and social activities throughout the year.
FCCD members also participate in community service projects, such as Habitat for Humanity, which organizes volunteers to build houses for the less fortunate.
Members are kept up to date about FCCD's community service projects as well as other activities through its quarterly publication, The Councilor.
* Founded: FCCD was chartered by the Florida secretary of state in 1964, but traces its roots back to the Florida Probation Association in 1935.
* Objectives: FCCD is dedicated to promoting high professional standards for criminal justice agencies and criminal justice personnel with an emphasis on service and education.
* Membership: FCCD has 2,700 members and 32 chapters located throughout Florida.
Because the strategy worked so well last time, FCCD is going to try it again.
President-elect Bernard Cohen, who's scheduled to take the reins in October, says he also plans to continue working to make FCCD "more financially solvent."
He hopes to motivate FCCD members to chip in their own money in exchange for the knowledge and experience gained at FCCD events.
Yedlicka is quick to point out, though, that FCCD is a service organization which is not interested in making money, no matter how conscientious its saving habits or how fat its bank account.
* Founded: FCCD was founded in 1935 by the Florida Probation Association, a group of juvenile court judges.
* Objectives: FCCD is a service and social organization dedicated to training criminal justice practitioners and fostering professional contacts.