CHARGE OR CHANGE?
September 30, 2020 at 7:00 pm
A virtual discussion with guest speaker Dave Aronberg on how police and prosecutors decide who gets incarceration and who gets rehabilitation.
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Dave Aronberg is an accomplished public servant who has dedicated his career to keeping our community safe. He was elected State Attorney for Florida’s 15th Judicial Circuit in November 2012, and was re-elected without opposition in 2016. He leads a team of 120 prosecutors and 220 staff in Palm Beach County. Aronberg was born in Miami and attended public schools before going on to graduate with honors from Harvard College and Harvard Law School. In 2000, Aronberg was selected as one of 15 White House Fellows from across the country. In this non-partisan position, he served in two presidential administrations as a Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Treasury Department for international money laundering, including the laundering of terrorist assets. Aronberg was elected to the State Senate in 2002 as its youngest member and served until 2010. Focusing on criminal justice and consumer protection issues, he passed major identity theft and port security legislation and received national attention for working to close loopholes in our sex offender laws. In 2010, the Florida Attorney General appointed Aronberg as Special Prosecutor for Prescription Drug Trafficking. In his role as “Drug Czar,” Aronberg led an anti-pill mill initiative that helped clean up the pain clinic industry and reduced the record number of people dying each day from oxycodone abuse. His work to save lives from opioid abuse continues as a top priority to this day.