Youth Crime Watch
Youth Crime Watch (YCW) of Miami-Dade County is a program of Citizens’ Crime Watch of Miami-Dade County, a nonprofit county-wide crime prevention program. The mission of the Youth Crime Watch program is to foster a safe school environment impacting student well-being through awareness and involvement. The YCW program serves nearly 30,000 Miami-Dade County Public School students per school year via youth crime prevention presentations, safety projects, YCW club meetings, assemblies, rallies, and special events. Our YCW School Coordinators, who are certified as crime prevention practitioners, conduct more than 300 presentations per school year at the Miami-Dade County Public Schools on: YCW orientations, YCW installation, YCW appreciation, reporting crimes, school safety, school violence prevention, bullying & cyberbullying prevention, sexting prevention, stranger danger, personal safety, drug prevention, gun prevention, character education, online safety, anger management, McGruff, and much more.
Youth Crime Watch (YCW) of Miami-Dade County has been an allied program of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools throughout the last 37 years by implementing youth crime watch programs in the Miami-Dade schools. YCW of Miami-Dade County is a past recipient of the National Crime Prevention Program of the Year by the National Crime Prevention Council. YCW educates students on safety skills which in turn the youth apply those skills in their schools to promote safe school environments, educate their peers on youth crime prevention, and curb school crime. The organization also provides students and faculty a multitude of crime prevention materials so the safety education can be reinforced in the classroom lessons and in YCW club activities. YCW is also the premier organization which has McGruff the Crime Dog appear and present in Miami-Dade school safety functions.
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