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Miami-Dade Anti-Gang Strategy

The Miami-Dade Anti-Gang Strategy was born out of the 2008 South Florida Anti-Gang Summit where 175 national gang reduction experts, Federal, State and local criminal justice personnel, socio-economic service providers, faith- and community- based organizations, and former gang leaders convened to focus on core gang issues and outline strategies to address those issues. The summit led to strategic planning of the goals and objectives in effective evidenced-based practices.

As a follow up to the summit, on July 21, 2009 the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners passed a resolution, sponsored by District 1 Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan, directing the Mayor or his designee to implement the strategies and recommendations, where possible, from the 2008 South Florida Anti-Gang Summit. In order to accomplish this mandate, the County, through a sole source contract, procured the services of Ummah Futures International LLC to create a plan and move forward with implementation.

The one-year expansion of the strategy into Miami Gardens and Opa-Locka began on October 12, 2012. Requests to bring the strategy to Homestead/Florida City, Perrine/Goulds, Liberty City, Coconut Grove, and Overtown have been received as a result of the efforts in District 1. The leadership provided by coalition sponsor Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan, United States Attorney’s Office, State Attorney’s Office, and Miami-Dade County gives the strategy the power to leverage and optimize existing resources to achieve collective efficacy.

Initiatives

  • Positive Peer Leadership Mentoring
  • Gang Awareness Presentations
  • Reentry Fairs
  • Walking One Stop Center

For more information, please contact Wayne Rawlins, Ummah Futures International LLC, at 954-885-1381.

 

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