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Miami-Dade VIP is all about you -– your hopes, your fears, your problems and –- most importantly, your solutions. Be a part of the anti-violence activities taking place in your community.


VIP hosts many activities throughout the year. Here is a list of some of the VIP activities for the beginning of 2013

Prevent the problem!

Stop the problem before it starts!  The Juvenile Services Department (JSD) has a free program that can help figure out what is bothering kids and recognize the risky behaviors before the child ends up in the juvenile justice system. 

The Miami-Dade County Prevention Initiative is a free program for kids 17 and younger who are having behavior and family difficulties and may be at risk of getting arrested. Some of the things that are dealt with include low academics, drug and alcohol issues, school attendance, runaway problems, anger management, negative peer pressure, disciplinary problems and mental health Issues.

JSD helps to figure out the issues, and then refers the child to agencies and individuals that can give hands on guidance. The goal is to get involved early, before the arrest, and identify the behavior that could get a kid in trouble and involved with the system.  Sometimes it’s more than just a kid being a kid!  Think this program can help you or someone you know? Make the contact!  Call 305-755-6286 or email us.

VIP Commercial

Problems, solutions, hopes and fears. Check out the V.I.P. commercial to learn more about the anti-violence movement about youth, for youth.

Share your story

Choose to walk away. Choose to stay alive. What choice did you make? How did you avoid violence?

Speak Up!

Express yourself! Share your story, questions and comments about putting an end to violence and your story may be featured on this website!

Here's a submission from one of the winners. Check out other winners entries on the Bulletin Board.

Clear Voices...Real Choices

Miami-Dade is responding by reaching out to young people, giving them a forum, and listening to what they have to say. Morris Copeland, Deputy Director of Miami-Dade's Department of Juvenile Services, tells Kim Anthony about the Violence Intervention Project, best known by its initials: V-I-P.

Calendar of events

Check out the V.I.P calendar for upcoming events.

Kudos Corner!

Two Miami-Dade students went to the White House to receive awards from President Barack Obama! Learn more.

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The Tunes

Silence the Violence with the VIP

Real Choices the Non-Violence Tracks
CD artwort by Dyan Font.


 by Martin Memorial
    AME Summer School
     Listen to the CD


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