Programs

Start Off Smart is comprised of several programs. Each program is Grant funded from different sources such as The Childrens Trust of Miami-Dade County, the Attorney Generals Office, FCADV, the Justice Assistance Grant Program and the Office of Violence Against Women.

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The Justice Center

Is funded by the Department of Justice, addresses the needs of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence victims with the majority being of immigrant status.
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STOP Violence Against Women

Is funded by the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence. This program provides support services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and/or stalking.
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Safe Families Partnership Network

Is funded by The Children’s Trust and serves youth who are deemed at risk of exposure to violence such as: child maltreatment, chronic absenteeism, youth violence and family violence.
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Human Trafficking

Are services provided include medical attention, emergency shelter, clothing, relocation, employment, rental assistance for housing and court advocacy.
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Victim of Crimes Act

Is funded by the Attorney Generals Office serves victims of crimes such as, robberies, assaults, homicides, traffic accidents and fraud. Victims receive assistance with applying to the State of Florida for victims compensation, which can cover medical expenses, therapy, loss of wages and funeral expenses.
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