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Council on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys

During the 2006 Legislative Session, the Legislature created the Council on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys to be administratively housed within the Attorney General’s office. The Council was created to and is charged with proposing measures to alleviate and correct the underlying causes of the conditions affecting black men and boys including homicide rates, arrest and incarceration rates, poverty, violence, drug abuse, death rates, disparate annual income levels and health issues. The Council is to issue annual reports to discuss their findings, conclusions, and recommendations.

As outlined in 16.615, F.S., the Council shall consist of 19 specific appointees. Each member of the Council is appointed up to a four – year term. The Council is required to meet quarterly with additional meetings to be held at the call of the chairperson or a majority of the Council members.

For more information about the Council on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys, please visit their website: http://www.cssbmb.com