The National Crime Prevention Council
2001 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 901, Arlington, VA 22202 * 202-466-6272
***Presents Gang Talk Thursday, August 18th***
Youth Gang Prevention Efforts
North Miami Beach, Florida
Conference Call Overview
A proactive, multidisciplinary approach to reclaim our youth,
our community, and our future!
An inside look into one of OJJDP’s Comprehensive Gang Model’s – Best Practices.
The PanZOu Project (pan-zoo) a Haitian Creole word that means to seize; reclaim; to take back by any means necessary.
Topics of Discussion will Include Initiatives on
Thomas Carney, Director for Police Services, North Miami Beach Florida
Laura Kallus, Executive Director of the PanZOu Project
Date: Thursday, August 18, 2011
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 pm EST
Phone Number: 1-866-365-4406
Access Code: 2614162
Mr. Carney is a 38-year law enforcement veteran and is currently director of Police Services for the North Miami Beach Police Department.
Mr. Carney has a distinguished law enforcement career with over 25 years of experience investigating major crimes as a former supervisor of the Criminal Identification Division of the City of Miami Police Department during the most violent period in the city’s history. Mr. Carney is nationally and internationally known for his work in the fields of criminal investigations, forensic science, and crime prevention.
In his 13-year tenure with the North Miami Beach Police Department, Mr. Carney has applied the knowledge he has gained throughout his investigative career to a variety of specialty areas of crime prevention and community policing and has amassed a considerable amount of expertise in these fields. He has also trained numerous professional organizations and associations, community groups, colleges and universities students, law enforcement and government agencies, and major corporations on related topics for more than 25 years.
Mr. Carney is currently a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police Crime Prevention and Public Information Officers committees. He is also the immediate past president of the South Florida Crime Prevention Association, a former member of the Executive Committee of the Crime Prevention Coalition of America, and also formerly the senior instructor for the Florida Crime Prevention Association.
Mr. Carney is professionally trained and certified in many fields by entities such as the FBI, USDOJ, Southern Police Institute, American Society for Industrial Security, Florida Attorney General’s Office, and the U.S. Army Special Forces Anti-Terrorist Force Protection Team, as well as many others.
Mr. Carney has lectured nationally and internationally on various criminal investigative and prevention techniques and also has been published in professional journals on related various topics.
Ms. Kallus is the Executive Director of the PanZOu Project, Inc., a nationally recognized gang prevention and intervention agency in Miami-Dade County. PanZOu is a comprehensive gang reduction program incorporating best practices in primary prevention, secondary prevention, intervention, suppression, and reentry initiatives for the Haitian community in North Miami Beach, FL since 2004.
Prior to that, as the Vice President of Research & Evaluation for the Thurston Group, Ms. Kallus assisted in the evaluations of over 50 youth crime prevention programs for the Dade-Miami Criminal Justice Council and the Youth Crime Task Force. She moved to south Florida from Washington D.C., where she worked with Latino gangs for many years. Ms. Kallus has over ten years experience in working with gang involved youth, from direct street outreach experience and case management to program development. She has B.A in Cultural Anthropology and received a Master’s Degree in Anthropology and Community Development from George Washington University.