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Daniel Junior - Interim Director
Corrections and Rehabilitation
Daniel Junior has been a committed Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Department (MDCR) employee for over 20 years, where he has risen through the ranks.
During his career, he has successfully spearheaded many initiatives for Miami-Dade County to include the opening of a new central intake facility, transition of hundreds of acute mentally ill inmates to a new Mental Health Treatment Center, and the ongoing development of a new Offender Management System, just to name a few. Prior to his appointment of Interim Director, he was the Assistant Director of Custody Services for one of the largest jail systems in the United States with a rated capacity of 5,642 and an operating budget of over $320 million. As Assistant Director Junior, his duties included oversight of four detention facilities (Pre-Trial Detention Center, Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center, Metro West Detention Center, and Training and Treatment Center), three bureaus (Court Services, Intake and Release, and Transportation and Special Services) which includes 2,145 sworn and civilian employees responsible for the intake, classification, housing, and release of approximately 80,000 persons annually.
Mr. Junior received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Saint Thomas University in 2009, a Jail Manager Certification from the American Jail Association in 2010, as well as a graduate certification from the 2008 National Jail Leadership Command Academy Inaugural Class. Most recently, he graduated from the prestigious National Academy Session 263 of the Federal Bureau of Investigations. He is a member of the American Jail Association, Large Jail Network, and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives. He is the first member of MDCR to be appointed to the Executive Board of the Miami-Dade County Association of Chiefs of Police. Mr. Junior also volunteers as a role model for the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project.
Mr. Junior has been selected by Mayor Carlos Gimenez to serve as Interim Director of the Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Department.Back to Top Page Last Edited: Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:29:18 PM
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