Miami-Dade is taking steps to help communities in the county long plagued by violence to put down guns and raise their spirits.
County Commissioners approved a resolution by Kionne McGhee clearing $8.8 million from last year’s budget to the Carrie Meek Foundation and local, to-be-chosen organizations. Most of the money will fund various community support services, including reentry programs for former inmates and high-risk intervention work, expected to curb gun violence.
Nearly $1 million will cover youth scholarships, salaries for six new foster care system employees and various support services for 130 participating organizations in the Together for Children network.
– Jesse Scheckner, Florida Politics