Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez together with Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho, will host a joint roundtable discussion on Youth Safety with local officials, on Friday, January 18, 2013, at 2:00 p.m., at the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens Village Garage, located at 3250 South Miami Avenue (parking available at the Miami Science Museum parking lot). MEDIA AVAILABILITY AT 1:45 P.M.
The Roundtable will unite local leaders, including Mayors and Police Chiefs of various municipalities within the Miami-Dade community, to work together on public safety initiatives in light of the recent senseless acts of violence that have affected our entire nation.
“The tragedies that have unfolded in distant towns and cities, as well as right here in our community, have prompted all of us to reassess what we’re doing to protect our citizens, especially the most vulnerable among us, the children of our community,” said Mayor Gimenez. “To effectively address this community-wide issue, we must engage our community’s major stakeholders in order to share information and arrive at recommendations that ensure the strongest safety protocols are in place.”
“The safety of our children is a shared responsibility that includes law enforcement, as well as social services and community leadership,” said Superintendent of Schools Alberto M. Carvalho. “We are committed to coming to the table to evaluate how we, along with the county and other municipalities, can work together to create an envelope of safety around our schools.”
The focus of the Roundtable will be the safety of our community’s youth in schools, parks and neighborhoods. The objective is to share successful practices, discuss current challenges and define helpful recommendations for short and long-term solutions.