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Project P.E.A.C.E.

Project P.E.A.C.E. (People Engaged and Advocating for Community Empowerment) is a 4-year, $1 million grant initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Justice FY 2014 Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program. 

Project Peace

Project goals are to:

  • Increase community perception of safety to encourage pro-social activity by introducing collective efficacy and Social Cohesion interventions to residents, as well as police officers, in order to enhance crime reduction and sustain the efforts;
  • Increase the use of anchor points in the micro-target areas as a deterrence to criminal activity, while increasing community ownership. This leads to networking among neighbors and thus increases collective efficacy and social cohesion and reduction in crime; and
  • Cross collaboration between community providers, government agencies, including police and residents, ultimately serving as a crime deterrent.

The grant is administered by the Miami-Dade County Office of Management and Budget Grants Coordination Division in collaboration with the Miami-Dade Police Department (Lead Law Enforcement Agency), Justice & Security Strategies, Inc. (Research Partner) and a Cross-Sector Partnership and Mayor's Task Force.

The Miami-Dade Northside District is situated amidst five municipalities in north Miami-Dade County and comprise of unincorporated neighborhoods continually plagued by violent criminal activity. Zip Codes include 33142, 33147 and 33150.

The Northside District is bounded geographically by NW 135th Street to the North, NW 7th Avenue to the east, NW 20th Street to the South, and by NW 37th Ave to the West. Project P.E.A.C.E. focuses its resources in three micro-target areas, selected by the Mayor's Task Force and approved by the Federal Government. These micro-target areas include a portion of 18th Avenue as the business corridor that are Micro-Target Areas I and II; and a residential area that is Micro-Target area III.

  • P.E.A.C.E. Micro-Target Area I - includes the intersection of NW 18th Avenue and NW 66th Street and NW 67th Street. Nice business and four residences are on this segment. The area also has approximately eight vacant lots within or touching boundaries.
  • P.E.A.C.E. Micro-Target Area II - Includes the intersections of NW 18th Avenue and NW 64th Street and 63rd Street. Eight business buildings and 18 residences are within the designated area. The area also has approximately 12 vacant lots within or touching boundaries.
  • P.E.A.C.E. Micro-Target Area III –this area spans a thoroughfare, NW 62nd Street also known are Martin Luther King Boulevard (MLK Blvd.). It comprises parts of two housing complexes, a social service agency, two business and a private residence. It includes parts of three northern buildings of Annie Coleman Public Housing and southern buildings of the Lincoln Fields Apartments, a section 8 Housing Community.
  • Map of Miami-Dade Northside District 

Monthly food distribution event in Liberty City

Once each month until September, free food distribution events will take place for Liberty City residents in the vicinity of 1818 NW 63rd Street, in the Northside District of Miami.

This is part of a collaboration between Miami-Dade County and Farmshare, thanks to federal funds awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice through Project P.E.A.C.E.

Food will be distributed for 800 households on a first come, first serve basis.

Farmshare Food distribution information:
1818 NW 63rd Street, Miami
9 a.m. to noon


  • July 18
  • Aug. 22
  • Sept. 19

For more information or to volunteer, call Karen Diazgranados at 305-375-4989 or email

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