Under the leadership of State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle, the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office delivers a system of “Smart Justice” that strategically addresses offenders as individuals and employs an evidence-based outcome-oriented approach that maximizes public safety, provides avenues for rehabilitation, saves jail and prison space for the most dangerous offenders, minimizes unintended collateral consequences, meets crime victims’ needs, and reduces costs.
The State Attorney’s Office’s primary mission is to protect and defend the community while upholding and enforcing the law. However, our Smart Justice approach takes us outside the confines of the courtroom and directly into our community’s daily lives.
- Child Support Program: The Child Support Program provides our community’s children hope for a better future by ensuring that they receive the financial services they are entitled to and deserve;
- Second Chance Program: Our Second Chance Program helps individuals avoid the stigma of arrest and opens doors by walking them through the sealing and expungement process;
- Gun Violence Initiatives: Our Gun Violence Initiative prosecutors and investigators are embedded in neighborhoods to quickly respond to scenes of gun violence, allowing them to gather evidence before it can be destroyed, enabling more effective prosecutable cases and saving lives; and
- Treatment Courts: Each of these courts provide essential criminal justice services to our community in collaboration with our criminal justice partners.
Our prosecutorial and community responsibilities provide essential criminal justice services to our community in collaboration with our criminal justice partners.
State Attorney Fernandez Rundle has always considered public service to be a distinct public trust. To that end, we always aim to balance our core values of enforcing the law while acting with fairness, integrity and justice in our search for the truth and proof beyond a reasonable doubt.
The Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office is the largest prosecutor’s office in Florida and one of the largest in the nation. We are proud to lead our community’s effort to provide a safe place to live, work, and raise our children.