JULY 19 – 21, 2022 

Registration - $220.00

Two Day - $165.00

Single Day - $85.00

Includes lunch Tuesday and Wednesday and brunch Thursday

 Registration links on our Home Page

Featuring Keynote Speakers

Dr. Shirley Plantin

Chief Executive Consultant & Author

Dr. Shirley Plantin is the Chief Executive Consultant for U-Turn Youth Consulting and the author of The Backstory of a New Reality and its supplemental Workbook. She facilitates trainings and workshops for systems (i.e., Education, Criminal Justice, Healthcare, and Social services) unmasking the Backstories and the intersectionality’s that lead to the school-to-prison pipeline, the mistrust in law Enforcement, and ultimately to the gun violence in urban communities. Dr. Plantin currently serves as a Commissioner on the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Continuing Justice Commission. She also serves on the Florida Police Chiefs Association’s Subcommittee on Accountability and Societal Change, addressing systemic injustices and racial inequities within law enforcement. She is also a member of the Florida Gang Investigators Association.


Dr. Plantin has been recognized locally and nationally for her leadership, vision, and dedication to issues regarding youth and gun violence, the prevention of juvenile delinquency, and the improvement of community-police relations. Most notable are the recognitions from Delta Epsilon Sigma and the National Criminal Justice Association. She has also been recognized by The State of Florida, Miami-Dade County, and Local Municipalities. Most recently, Legacy Magazine recognized her as 1 of 50 Most Powerful & Influential People in Business and Industry in South Florida. Dr. Plantin has also been recognized as 1 of 40 Under 40 Black Leaders of Today & Tomorrow in South Florida. The Miami-Dade County Black Affairs Advisory Board has recognized her as a "Vessel: Woman of Substance". In addition, the City of North Miami, the Man Dodo Foundation, and Level-Up Coaching and Leadership Consulting Group have all awarded Dr. Plantin with their “Woman of Excellence” Leadership Awards.

Locally, Dr. Plantin serves on multiple Boards and committees throughout Miami-Dade County. Among them are the Countywide Together for Children Board of Trustees, and the Executive board of Power U for Social Change.

Dr. Plantin holds an Executive Juris Doctorate from Concord School of Law, and a bachelor’s degree in History with a specialization in Criminal Justice.



Featuring Closing Keynote Speaker

Topeka K. Sam

CEO of The Ladies of Hope Ministries (LOHM)

President of EPIC Financial




Topeka K. Sam is the CEO of The LOHM and founder and President of EPIC Financial, TKS Ventures LLC, and Faces & Voices Inc. She serves on the board of directors for Coalition for Public Safety, The Marshall Project, Operation Restoration, and United Justice Coalition.  Since her release from federal prison on May 5, 2015, Topeka has served as a 2015 Beyond the Bars Fellow and a 2016 Justice-In-Education Scholar both from Columbia University, 2017 Soros Justice Advocacy Fellow, 2018 Unlocked Futures Inaugural Cohort Member, 2018 Opportunity Agenda Communications Institute Fellow, Director of #Dignity Campaign for #cut50 where she led the bi-partisian national effort to pass 20 pieces of legislation restoring the Dignity for Incarcerated Women, Senior Advisor of New Yorkers United for Justice.

In 2020, the United Nations appointed Topeka as the Goodwill Ambassador for Social Justice (Incarceration Reform) of the Global Festival of Creative Economy. In December 2020, Topeka received a full presidential pardon for her dedication to helping women turn from a path of despair towards a path of redemption She is the host of “The Topeka K. Sam Show” on SiriusXM UrbanView Channel 126 Sundays 9 am EDT, and is now developing scripted and unscripted series as an Executive Producer for TV & Film, inspired by her fight to change the many problems that plague female incarceration with 44 Blue Productions.  

Topeka has been featured in Vogue, Essence, SalonTV, Vice, New York Times, TheCut, Rolling Stone and Variety Magazine. She has shared her expertise on The Tamron Hall Show, CNN, MSNBC and The Today Show. Additionally, has been featured in Glamour Magazine and Black Enterprise for being “The Black Woman behind the video that led to the Trump Clemency of Alice Johnson.” She has spoken at the 2018 United States of the Woman Conference, 2018 Women in the World Conference, 2018 White House Prison Reform Summit, is a TedxMidAtlantic Superheros Presenter and has received many awards for her contributions transforming the lives of women and girls impacted by the criminal legal system.  She has worked and continues to work selflessly and relentlessly in her fight for the dignity, decriminalization, and  decarceration of women and girls. All Social Media Handles: @TopekaKSam




              PLENARY SESSIONS                               PRESENTERS
Reentry Simulator FACC Staff & Florida Department of Corrections
Situational Awareness & Mindset for Survival Ray DeCunto – RAD Training Incorporated
Community Corrections Forum

Joe Winkler – Florida Department of Corrections

Linda Brooks – Orange County Corrections

Veronica Cunningham – APPA

Moderated by Mike Anderson, Vice President, FACC

Live Audience Podcast – Re-Entry and Transition to Community

Lean on Me USA: Death or Prison Podcast

Featuring: Frank Murphy(ex-Tampa Bay Buccaneer )

Adam Jolly, FACC Staff & others

Re-Entry Resource Panel Discussion

Michael Jalazo – PERC, People Empowering and Restoring Communities

Susan Kowalski – Brevard Reentry Program

Patrick Mahoney – Florida Department of Corrections

Moderated by Tony Deaton – Lake County Corrections

 Work Life Balance  

Stephanie Perry – Florida Department of Corrections

John Sheffield – Florida Department of Corrections

 Superhero Leadership: Unleashing YOUR leadership superpowers!




MILO Simulator

 Anthony Watts – Deputy Chief, Orange County Corrections

Moderated by Linda Brooks – Orange County Corrections



Rudy Bigord – Florida Department of Corrections





 Below you will see links to our webinar series, Courageous Conversations: A three part series on race, equality and justice.

1. Getting Comfortable with the Uncomfortable

2. Who Moved My Lens?

3. Building Trust and Legitimacy