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Public Health & Safety

  • $8.9M for establishment of a Community Violence and Intervention Program
  • $802K for the transfer of staff from Corrections to Office of Neighborhood Safety to bring together residents, community stakeholders, and county representatives to address gun violence, revitalize public spaces, improve community infrastructure, and minimize the need for residents to interact with the criminal justice system
  • A community ID ordinance for Miami-Dade, with $210K dedicated to a community ID program
  • Reduced phone call costs from $.17/min to $.05/min, putting $3.5M back into the hands of families of the incarcerated in the Miami-Dade County Jail System
  • $10M for mental health services, as well as a Mental Health Diversion Facility to provide a full continuum of care and assist individuals with mental illnesses diverted from the criminal justice system 
  • $200K for LEAP, a non-profit organization offering transformational opportunities, programs, services and advocacy to women who have experienced incarceration 
  • A 36% decrease in general funds dedicated towards the Miami-Dade County Police Department, and a 41% decrease dedicated to the Corrections Department between the 2020-21 and 2021-22 budgets