Project P.E.A.C.E. (People Engaged and Advocating for Community Empowerment) is a 3-year, $1 million grant initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Community-Based Crime Reduction (CBCR) Program formerly named the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program. The grant is administered by the Miami-Dade County Office of Management and Budget - Grants Coordination Division in collaboration with the Miami-Dade Police Department (Lead Law Enforcement Agency), Justice & Security Strategies, Inc. (Research Partner), various Cross-Sector Partners, and residents.
Miami-Dade County has received two grant awards for this initiative. The first FY 2014 CBCR Grant award brought innovative crime reduction best practices to the Northside District. Various community partners have joined with MDPD to sustain these efforts. Now in FY 2018, Miami-Dade County has the opportunity to implement similar strategies in the South District. Currently, the project is in its planning phase to determine which area from the South District will be targeted for the implementation of best practices or enhancements.
Project goals are to:
- Increase community perception of safety
- Reduce criminal activity while increasing community ownership
- Encourage collaboration between community providers, government agencies, including police and residents
FY 2018 Grant (2018-2021)
The Miami-Dade South District (MDSD) ranks second in the unincorporated areas of the county in violent crime. The MDSD is bounded geographically by the Miami-Dade – Monroe County boundary line to the South; Biscayne Bay to the East; SW 200th Street to the North; and by the Miami-Dade – Collier County boundary line to the West. The zip codes comprise the South District: 33031, 33032, 33033, 33034, 33035, 33039, 33170, 33177, 33187, 33189, and 33190. After the completion of the planning phase, the South District Project PEACE Area will be defined.
FY 2014 Grant (2014-2018)
The Miami-Dade Northside District is situated amidst five municipalities in north Miami-Dade County and comprise of unincorporated neighborhoods continually plagued by violent criminal activity. Zip Codes include 33142, 33147 and 33150.
The Northside District is bounded geographically by NW 135th Street to the North, NW 7th Avenue to the east, NW 20th Street to the South, and by NW 37th Ave to the West. Project P.E.A.C.E. focuses its resources in three micro-target areas, selected by the Mayor's Task Force and approved by the Federal Government. These micro-target areas include a portion of 18th Avenue as the business corridor that are Micro-Target Areas I and II; and a residential area that is Micro-Target area III.
- P.E.A.C.E. Micro-Target Area I - includes the intersection of NW 18th Avenue and NW 66th Street and NW 67th Street. Nice business and four residences are on this segment. The area also has approximately eight vacant lots within or touching boundaries.
- P.E.A.C.E. Micro-Target Area II - Includes the intersections of NW 18th Avenue and NW 64th Street and 63rd Street. Eight business buildings and 18 residences are within the designated area. The area also has approximately 12 vacant lots within or touching boundaries.
- P.E.A.C.E. Micro-Target Area III – this area spans a thoroughfare, NW 62nd Street also known are Martin Luther King Boulevard (MLK Blvd.). It comprises parts of two housing complexes, a social service agency, two business and a private residence. It includes parts of three northern buildings of Annie Coleman Public Housing and southern buildings of the Lincoln Fields Apartments, a section 8 Housing Community.
- Map of Miami-Dade Northside District
- Community Collectors Partnership Opportunity 2018
- Community Connectors Partnership Opportunity 2018
- Press Release
- Mayor's Appointment of Task Force
- Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) Spring 2015 Update
- Residents served through Farm Share from January to October 2018
- Project PEACE Highlights – Liberty City MDPD Northside District
- Residents and MDPD Event video
- Peace in the streets, Miami Times Online 2018