The 2nd Annual Tampa Bay Criminal Justice Summit 2023


Event Phone: 215-837-2616

The 2nd Annual Tampa Bay Criminal Justice Summit 2023: A Lineup of Influential Voices Shaping the Future of Justice takes place on Saturday, October 21, 2023, from 8am to 4pm at Tampa Preparatory School.

This year’s summit brings together an array of panelists and speakers, from the realm of criminal justice reform:

Kick-off Breakfast Speaker: Julianne Holt – Hillsborough County Public Defender

Distinguished Panelists and Speakers:

Representative Alina Garcia – Florida House of Representatives

Representative Dianne Hart – Florida House of Representatives

Suzy Lopez – Hillsborough County State Attorney

Bob Henriquez – Hillsborough County Property Appraiser

Senator Jason Pizzo – Florida State Senator

Jeff Brandes – Former State Senator/Founder & President, Florida Policy Project

Michael Jalazo – Executive Director, Pinellas Ex-offender Re-entry Coalition

Patrick Mahoney – Director of the Office of Programs and Re-Entry, Florida Department of Corrections

Reggie Fullwood – CEO and President, Operation New Hope

Johnny Branham – Founder, Hope 4 2 Day Ministries

Alexandra Bailey – The Sentencing Project (from DC)

Rocky Brancato – Operations Director for Hillsborough Public Defender’s Office

Kevin Plummer – Tampa Prep Head of Schools

Walter Dunn – Activist and Author

The Tampa Bay Criminal Justice Summit is a platform for change, featuring panel discussions and an opportunity for the community to engage with a re-entry simulator. The summit’s overarching goal is to raise awareness and foster collaboration in addressing critical issues within the criminal justice system.

This event is open to the public. To access detailed information about the Tampa Bay Criminal Justice Summit, including registration details and the complete event schedule, please visit

For media inquiries, please contact: Donn Scott, Tampa Criminal Justice Summit – [email protected]

About the Tampa Bay Criminal Justice Summit:

The Tampa Bay Criminal Justice Summit is an annual event that serves as a platform for promoting positive change within the criminal justice system. By bringing together a diverse group of stakeholders, including community members, advocates, professionals, and experts, the summit aims to facilitate dialogue, share knowledge, and work collaboratively toward reforming and improving the criminal justice landscape.


  •  October 21, 2023
     8:00 am - 4:00 pm


727 W Cass Street, Tampa, Florida, 33606

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