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For Immediate Release:
March 31, 2015
Media Contact:
Johanna Cervone
cervone@miamidade.gov
305-401-0869

Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava Shadows Coordinated Victim's Assistance Center for County Work Day, Women's History Month


Miami, FL - After shadowing the Miami-Dade Transit Department earlier this month, Commissioner Levine Cava held a second March Work Day at the Coordinated Victim’s Assistance Center (CVAC), part of the Miami-Dade County Community Action and Human Services Department. CVAC offers a diverse array of services for victims of abuse and human trafficking. They specialize in counseling to return victims to a pre-trauma level of function.

“Our County Work Days are monthly, but I wanted to take this opportunity to highlight county services offered to women for Women’s History Month. CVAC assists everyone in all kinds of relationships, but 85% of their clients are women,” explained the Commissioner.

CVAC leadership gave a tour of the facility and introduced the Commissioner to the team that helps 350-400 clients per month. The Commissioner shadowed Violet, part of the CVAC management team, who showed the different services offered by the center, including spiritual counseling, career workshops, child support and financial assistance, health services, legal assistance and much more. The Coordinated Victim’s Assistance Center works with the State Attorney’s Office, the Department of Children and Families, MUJER, the University of Miami and Florida International University among others.

“CVAC is an excellent example of resident tax dollars going to human services. The center offers comprehensive and fast assistance to help residents in distress. CVAC also works with other county departments, state agencies and third party organizations to offer services across the county, including to residents of South Dade. The center even offers adult and children’s clothing and baby supplies to clients in need. Donations are welcome and can be dropped off at the center or the District 8 offices at the Stephen P. Clark Government Center and the South Dade Government Center,” said Commissioner Levine Cava.

“I would like to thank the CVAC team and the employees for taking the time to show me their facility and for the invaluable work they do helping people in our community”.

More information on CVAC can be found here. Commissioner Levine Cava’s next county work day will be in April with the Communications, Information and Outreach Department. For more information, contact Johanna Cervone at 305-401-0869.