Fla. COs, Miami Heat work to brighten kids’ Christmas with shopping spree

“We hope this experience allows children to view correctional officers in a different atmosphere,” MDCR Director Daniel Junior said


By CorrectionsOne Staff

MIAMI — The holidays got a little jollier for 15 kids when the Miami Heat and officers from the Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Department teamed up for the inaugural “Shop with a Correctional Officer” last week.

More than a dozen kids went on a Target shopping spree accompanied by COs, Miami Heat dancers and even Santa and Mrs. Claus. 

“We were very excited to make Christmas a little more merrier this year for 15 local kids,” MDCR Director Daniel Junior said. “We hope this unique shopping experience allows children to view correctional officers in a different atmosphere and promote positive relationships that hopefully will last throughout their lives.” 

In addition to the shopping spree, kids also received tickets to local museums, zoos and amusement parks. 
 

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