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What We Do

The Miami-Dade Violence Intervention Project (VIP) being implemented by the Miami-Dade Juvenile Services Department is a youth movement against violence. VIP is all about you—your hopes, your fears, your solutions! VIP wants you to share your experiences and alternatives to violence with other youth who are determined to rise above the brutality that is devastating their schools and communities.

The VIP is reaching out to the public to educate about how real and wide spread youth violence is and to motivate all young people to take a stand. You are the first line of defense because you know better than anyone what the problems are and what needs to happen for there to be solutions. It’s all about the triple A’s: awareness, activism and access!  Increase awareness of the issue, encourage activism to do something about it, and enhance access to programs that offer alternatives to violence.

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.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Miami-Dade Violence Intervention Project is to increase awareness of the violence problem in our community, enhance access to anti-violence services and resources, and encourage non-violent activism among young people.


“Working to end Violence in Miami-Dade County”

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