File Name: JACQUI COLYER, REGIONAL DIRECTOR, DEPT. OF CHILDREN & FAMILI
Agenda Date: 4/6/2010
Agenda Item Number: 1D1
SPECIAL PRESENTATION BY MS. JACQUI COLYER, REGIONAL DIRECTOR FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES' SOUTHERN REGION
Audrey M. Edmonson, Prime Sponsor
Board of County Commissioners
Ms. Jacqui Colyer, Regional Director, Department of Children and Families (DCF) Southern Region, spoke about their Haitian Repatriation Program efforts. She commended the personnel at Miami International Airport (MIA) for their efforts in making the repatriation operation run as smooth as possible. She reported that approximately 5,000 Haitian passengers passed through MIA of which 427 were assisted by DCF; 1,095 accepted loans to return back to Haiti; and 658 accompanied children were returned safely back home to their families. She also noted the County would be refunded $1 million for their efforts and would receive $150,000 in September through a Crisis Grant for additional crisis counseling.
Commissioner Jordan thanked Ms. Colyer for her leadership in the repatriation process.
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