Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 051408
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File Number: 051408 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-1270-05 Control: County Commission
File Name: KROME DETENTION CENTER AND JAIL BLUE RIBBON PANEL Introduced: 5/9/2005
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 11/3/2005
Agenda Date: 11/1/2005 Agenda Item Number: 11A4
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MANAGER TO LIST PHASE I OF THE KROME DETENTION CENTER PROJECT UNDER THE PRIORITY 1 CATEGORY OF THE GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND AND TO FAST TRACK THE RENOVATION OF THE MAIN JAIL AND REPLACEMENT OF THE TRAINING AND TREATMENT CENTER; CREATING A BLUE RIBBON ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO DEVELOP A PLAN FOR A REHABILITATION AND JOB TRAINING CENTER TO REPLACE THE TRAINING AND TREATMENT CENTER [SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NO. 050939]
Indexes: GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND PROGRAM
  JAIL
  KROME DETENTION CENTER
Sponsors: Rebeca Sosa, Prime Sponsor
  Dr. Barbara Carey-Shuler, Co-Sponsor
  Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Co-Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Board of County Commissioners 11/1/2005 11A4 Adopted P
REPORT: The Board of County Commissioners took action on this item on November 3, 2005.

Infrastructure and Land Use Committee 10/11/2005 3N Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P

County Attorney 10/6/2005 Referred Infrastructure and Land Use Committee 10/11/2005

General Obligation Bond Program Subcommittee 10/5/2005 2A Forwarded with a favorable recommendation Infrastructure and Land Use Committee 10/11/2005 P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Heffernan read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Commissioner Sorenson spoke in support of the special emphasis on job training and rehabilitation that was incorporated within the foregoing resolution. The foregoing proposed resolution was forwarded to the Infrastructure and Land Use Committee for consideration at its next meeting scheduled for October 11, 2005 at 9:30 a.m.

County Attorney 5/11/2005 Referred General Obligation Bond Program Subcommittee 6/14/2005

County Attorney 5/9/2005 Assigned Robert A. Duvall 5/9/2005

Community Outreach, Safety & Healthcare Admin Cmte 4/13/2005 2E AMENDED Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation with committee amendment(s) P
REPORT: Chairwoman Sosa relinquished the chair to Commissioner Seijas. Assistant County Attorney Daron Fitch noted that Commissioner Carey-Shuler asked to be added as a co-sponsor. Commissioner Barreiro commented on the role of the General Bond Obligation Subcommittee in reference to prioritizing projects funded by the general obligation bond and stated that the list of priorities would be finalized once the County Manager had submitted to the Subcommittee his list of recommended priorities. He noted that it would be very difficult to develop and set forth a plan prioritizing the projects if commissioner were to prepare resolutions requesting the prioritization of individual projects. He advised that the foregoing project was already included under the Priority 1 Category of the General Obligation Bond. Chairwoman Sosa noted that the language of the proposed resolution took into consideration that the General Obligation Bond Subcommittee had already listed the project under the Priority 1 Category of the General Obligation Bond. Commissioner Seijas amended the foregoing resolution to add to the Blue Ribbon Advisory Committee a voting member with expertise in the area of the mentally ill and suggested that Miami-Dade County Judge Steven Liefman be asked to partake.

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MANAGER TO LIST PHASE I OF THE KROME DETENTION CENTER PROJECT UNDER THE PRIORITY 1 CATEGORY OF THE GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND AND TO FAST TRACK THE RENOVATION OF THE MAIN JAIL AND REPLACEMENT OF THE TRAINING AND TREATMENT CENTER; CREATING A BLUE RIBBON ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO DEVELOP A PLAN FOR A REHABILITATION AND JOB TRAINING CENTER TO REPLACE THE TRAINING AND TREATMENT CENTER

BODY
WHEREAS, national research indicates that "prison educational and vocational programs can improve behavior, reduce recidivism, and increase employment prospects upon release," according to studies analyzed by the Re-Entry Policy Council, a bipartisan initiative established by the Council of State Governments to improve the likelihood that adults released from prison or jail will avoid crime and become productive citizens; and
WHEREAS, the Re-Entry Policy Council recommends that correctional facilities develop vocational and education classes targeting the needs of the local job market and encourage inmates to participate in such programs to become functionally literate, to gain secondary and postsecondary credentials, and to obtain employment following incarceration; and
WHEREAS, the inmate population housed in the facilities of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation exceeds design capacity by several hundred, and the Main Jail and the Training and Treatment Center are beyond the 40 year recertification required by the South Florida Building Code and in need of major renovations and replacement, respectively; and
WHEREAS, the expeditious construction of the 2000-bed Phase I of the Krome Detention Center is an essential prerequisite to performance of the renovations of the Main Jail and replacement of the Training and Treatment Center, due to the need to transfer inmates from those facilities while such work is being performed; and
WHEREAS, the new facility to replace the Training and Treatment Center should be designed as a model vocational and educational correctional facility for inmates who are eligible for release within a short period of time (less than a year), and should provide state-certified training and job skills in a variety of fields not requiring pre-employment security clearance; and
WHEREAS, the design of such a vocational program for inmates should be coordinated with sentencing, job placement, and aftercare support systems, and should include representatives from County government, the criminal justice system, the state court system, academia, trade unions, career training and workforce development groups, and charitable organizations,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that:
Section 1. The County Manager is directed to place the construction of Phase I of the Krome Detention Center under the Priority 1 category for General Obligation Bond projects and to thereafter fast track the renovation of the Main Jail and the replacement of the new Training and Treatment Center.
Section 2. The Board hereby creates a Blue Ribbon Advisory Committee to provide the Board with its recommendation for the design of inmate vocational and educational programs to be housed in both the Krome Detention Center and in a rehabilitation and job training center that will replace the Training and Treatment Center. The Committee is tasked to develop a comprehensive plan for the Training and Treatment Center, including program goals, program standards and inmate entrance qualifications. The Committee's recommended plan shall be submitted to the Board within less than a year from the effective date of this resolution. The Committee shall be comprised of the following members:
1) Commission Chairperson or his Commissioner-designee

2) Jurisdiction Committee Chairperson

3) Mayor or his designee

4) County Manager or his designee

5) Director of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation or his designee

6) Director of the Police Department or his designee

7) Chief Judge of the Circuit Courts or his designee

8) State Attorney or her designee

9) Public defender or his designee

10) The President of Miami-Dade College or his designee

11) The President of Florida International university or his designee

12) The President of University of Miami or his designee

13) The President of Florida Memorial College or his designee

14) The President of Barry University or his designee
15) The Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools or his designee

16) A representative from a trade union, designated by [the Manager], that provides apprenticeship training

17) The Executive Director of the regional workforce development board or his designee

18) A representative from a community faith-based group, designated by [the Jurisdiction Committee Chairperson ], that provides regular services to jail inmates

19) At-Large member of the business community, designated by the Jurisdiction Committee Chairperson

20) The Mental Health Project Coordinator of the Administrative Office of the
Courts or his designee

A quorum of the Committee shall consist of at least one half (1/2) of the members of the Committee. At its first meeting the Committee shall decide upon the frequency of meetings and procedures. The County Manager shall provide appropriate staff to assist the Committee in the performance of its task.



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