FLJC DOES COMMUNITY OUTREACH IN SOUTH MIAMI WITH WALKING ONE STOP
FLJC Does Community Outreach in South Miami with Walking One Stop
Legal aid organization goes door-to-door to provide services to those in underserved Goulds neighborhood of Miami.
Miami, FL (March 1, 2021) –
An outbreak of violent crime in the Goulds neighborhood of south Miami brought out community groups looking to make a change on Monday. The Florida Justice Center joined dozens of volunteers from a various organizations to deliver social services door-to-door in the area as part of a regularly scheduled event called Walking One Stop.
Started by community organizer Wayne Rawlins over ten years ago, Walking One Stop partners local and regional service providers in underserved communities to address localized occurrences of violence. While the primary focus is on helping those who are crime victims, FLJC joined for the first time to provide aid those who have been incarcerated to help keep them on the right path to success.
Florida Justice Center Executive Director Jonathan Bleiweiss, Program Assistant Alex Llanos, and Case Management Intern Cherish Morales participated in the event, distributing 100 flyers and speaking with dozens of residents.
This event featured Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava who spoke to volunteers prior to hitting the streets with them.
“It was great to join community leaders and the Miami Dade Police Department in Goulds today for Walking One Stop as we continue our fight to end the gun violence epidemic,” said Mayor Levine Cava on her Twitter account.
The next Walking One Stop event will take place on Monday, March 8, 2021 in Liberty City, Miami.
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