Multidisciplinary Team to Identify Chronic Gang Offenders (2016)

Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office (Miami, FL)

Population: 2,752,000 | Number of Full-Time Prosecutors: 300 | Contact Information

To address an increase in Juvenile homicides, shootings, and violent crime in the Miami area, the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office embedded a multidisciplinary team funded by Innovative Prosecution Solutions in a local police station.

The team included community outreach and victim/witness specialists, prosecutors, and investigators. They leveraged data from law enforcement agencies and geographic information systems to pinpoint high need areas and identify chronic gang offenders. Another hallmark of the program was to deploy community outreach representatives to improve trust and cooperation in crime-affected neighborhoods and disrupt the cycle of non-cooperation with law enforcement.