While there are many different American visions of what a prosecutor’s office should be, I have always made public safety my first priority. I strive to reach a just result for the victims of crime, for the residents of our community, and for the individuals charged with crimes. I have long practiced a strategic prosecutorial approach blending community intervention, case diversion, and court-approved treatment intended to integrate non-violent offenders back to their families, with sanctions for those who refuse to change their behavior or commit acts of violence. I am proud to say our hard work has paid off. We have lowered Miami-Dade’s crime rate to some of the lowest levels we have seen in decades. My approach, which I call Smart Justice, first considers public safety and integrates the goal of rehabilitation to those who find themselves entwined in our criminal justice system. I hope this SAO 2019 Year in Review effectively reflects the hard work and dedication of the SAO Attorneys and Staff who strive to bring SMART JUSTICE to Miami-Dade County every day.
Katherine Fernandez Rundle
Miami-Dade State Attorney
I am proud to present the SAO Year In Review for 2019. This publication was created with the intention of reflecting the work that the State Attorney’s office does to protect and serve our community. Please enjoy and feel free to share with friends and family. You may use this link to read the full document.