The Haitian Community outreach was formed after several meetings between the City of Fort Lauderdale Police Department and the local Haitian leaders.
As a result, Town Hall meetings were held to bring the community and police together to discuss issues of importance to the Haitian community.
These issues include language barriers, cultural and diversity issues and policing in the community. Having a diverse police force helps to better address the situations that arise in our diverse communities. It is important to have people in place that understand the needs of our residents. These initiatives have helped foster better relations between the police and our growing Haitian Community.
The City of Fort Lauderdale Police Department has a diverse group of Sworn and Civilian personnel that are more aware of the uniqueness and vitality of our community. This awareness allows us and the Haitian Community to build relationships necessary to improve the quality of life in our city.
Listed below are links to important Community organizations:
Broward Refugee Services
Youth Co-OP Inc.
Fanm Ayisyen Nan Miyami, Inc. (FANM), [Haitian Women of Miami] is an an immigration advocacy and social services agency.
The link below is for the Web site of Sant La Haitian Neighborhood Center, a nonprofit organization located in the Little Haiti neighborhood of Miami, Florida.
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