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Violence Intervention Project
Highlight of the Month
The Miami-Dade Violence Intervention Program (VIP) collaborated with Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Summer Camp Programs, Parks Enforcement Division and Corrections to make over sixty anti-bullying presentations at summer camps this year. Over 2400 youth attended these presentations. Presenters addressed the issue of bullying from three different angles: the bully, the victim, and the bystander. Learn more about the Anti-Bullying presentations.
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.
Problems, solutions, hopes and fears. Check out the V.I.P. commercial to learn more about the anti-violence movement about youth, for youth.
Silence the Violence with the VIP
CD artwork by Dyan Font.
by Martin Memorial
AME Summer School
Listen to the CD
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