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Daniel Junior - Interim Director

Corrections and Rehabilitation

Daniel Junior is a Miami native and has been a committed Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Department (MDCR) employee, 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 served as the Assistant Director of Custody Services responsible for the 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) 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. He graduated from the prestigious National Academy Session 263 of the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the Jail Executive Development Program, collaboration of the American Jail Association and the Correctional Management Institute of Texas at Sam Houston State University. Most recently, he completed Florida International University’s Chapmanville Leadership Development Program. He is a member of the American Jail Association, National Institute of Correction’s 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 where he is currently serving as its Secretary, and will serve as President in 2019. He has recently been honored by the Progressive Officers Club with the 2017 Man of the Year Award and by the Legacy South Florida Magazine as one of Miami-Dade County’s Most Powerful and Influential Leaders. Mr. Junior also volunteers as a role model for the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project and as a big brother for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Miami. He is a proud member of the Sigma Alpha Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated.

Mr. Junior was selected by Mayor Carlos Gimenez to serve as Interim Director of the Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Department. As Interim Director, he is responsible for one of the largest jail systems in the United States with a rated capacity of 4,790 inmates, an operating budget of over $339 million, and 3,067 budgeted positions.

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