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The Operation Save Our Streets (Operation S.O.S) program is created to provide positive opportunities for under-served youth from diverse backgrounds living in the high crime and violent communities.

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $89,435)

Weed & Seed is a strategic initiative between the United States Department of Justice, the State of Florida, Miami-Dade County and the City of Miami. Weed and Seed has designed a comprehensive community plan for a stronger, healthier Miami; Operation Save Our Streets (SOS). Weed and Seed's Partnership approach to community safety will focus on its strategies to specifically target drug and gang threatened communities; each community indicated that dire attention is needed in these categories: 1) eradication of drug gangs, 2) deterring involvement in juvenile gangs, 3) more community collaborations and involvement, and 4) increase Awareness Campaigns within public schools and community. Goals of the program are: supporting families, children and young people; strengthening communities and revitalizing neighborhoods; targeting priority offenses; reducing repeat offending; improving cooperation between the citizens and the police; and reducing fears about reporting crime. Operation SOS will serve as the premier model to culturally address high school drop-outs, teen pregnancy, gang activities, juvenile offenders, juvenile reentry, gun violence and other factors identified as having a significant impact on the lives of our youth and families in Miami-Dade County. Operation SOS will report performance measures that include improved school attendance, reduction in repeat offenders and reduction in number of arrests. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 11, 2008