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Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson Marks Child Welfare Professionals Day — Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) held a news conference on May 9, to recognize and celebrate Child Welfare Professionals Recognition Day. The news conference, held on the grounds of the Judge Seymour Gelber and Judge William E. Gladstone Miami-Dade Children’s Courthouse, was coordinated in conjunction with Miami Dade County Chairman Jean Monestime. Speakers included Congresswoman Frederica S.
Miami-Dade County on Friday threw its support behind President Obama’s campaign to save young men of color, just as the nation’s new education chief launched a complementary campaign to reduce chronic absenteeism among students.
Congresswoman Frederica Wilson and Carlos Gimenez formerly launched the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative in Miami-Dade County at a town hall discussion on ways to make the plan work locally. More than 200 local leaders including mayors, police chiefs, social service agency heads and school district officials participated.
The new year has barely begun, but gun violence in Miami-Dade has already claimed the lives of at least three teens.
On Friday, national and local leaders rallied in a call to keep kids safe through more mentoring programs that keep students in school, and by passing tougher gun laws and protections for witnesses.
Spurred by the flashpoint of Ferguson, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch is bringing her “community policing tour” to Miami to laud local law enforcement agencies for mending frayed relations with neighborhoods that have been seething for years over police-involved shootings and rampant gun violence.
During her two-day visit, Lynch plans to make a half-dozen stops, including dropping by the Doral Police Department on Thursday and meeting with “peace ambassadors” at Booker T. Washington High School in the historic Overtown neighborhood on Friday.