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Miami-Dade County Juvenile Services Department, Miami-Dade County Youth Commission and Miami-Dade Police Department to host 3rd Annual Youth Forum

MIAMI ( January 11, 2019 )

As our community continues its fight against senseless youth violence, we recognize that our youth must play a vital role in identifying solutions. The Honorable Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez supports successfully implemented initiatives designed to address the root causes of youth violence. One initiative that has demonstrated great promise is “Youth Dialogue Forum/Law Enforcement Collaboration.” The Miami-Dade County Juvenile Services Department, Miami-Dade County Youth Commission and Miami-Dade Police Department will host its 3rd Annual Youth Forum. This event is intended to create an open dialogue between youth and local law enforcement that will generate positive solutions to decrease youth violence in our community. Former Miami Dolphins football player and Youth Programs Ambassador Twan Russell will co-moderate a roundtable discussion that will focus on tactics to mend relationships between law enforcement and youth and on how to bring about change in our community. 

The 3rd Annual Youth Forum will be held on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Northside Police Station located at 799 NW 81 St., Miami.