Our Mission

The purpose of Do The Right Thing of Miami, Inc. (DTRT) is to recognize and reward Miami youths for their exemplary behavior, accomplishments, and good deeds through a unique partnership with the City of Miami Police Department and other participating law enforcement agencies in Miami-Dade. The DTRT Awards Program distinguishes exceptional school-age children who choose to be drug and crime free, exhibit non-violent behavior, do well in school, make a difference in their communities, and demonstrate turnaround behavior. Each month of the school year, parents, police officers, teachers, and other adults nominate up to 1,000 children for “doing the right thing.” A selection committee reviews the nominations and selects ten finalists for the month who are honored at a ceremony at police headquarters in downtown Miami.

2019 Police Chief’s Gala

It is with great enthusiasm that we invite you to support the 2019 Miami Police Chief’s Gala titled “MIAMI NICE – MAGIC HAPPENS WHEN YOU DO THE RIGHT THING” on Saturday, September 21, 2019, at the award-winning JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in beautiful downtown Miami. This year, all proceeds will benefit Do The Right Thing.

Gala Information 2019 Sponsors


Nominate or Register Today

Please click on the Nominate button to submit a student nomination or select the Register button if you are the DTRT Coordinator for your school and have not yet signed up to participate in the program.

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Coordinator Corner

Do The Right Thing September Reminders

Please see below for reminders for this month:September Nomination Deadline The deadline to submit nominations for September is FRIDAY, 9/20. Please keep in mind the following:-All nominations must be AT LEAST 4 sentences. -Each school is allowed up to 15 nominations per month. -Please double check the name of the students when completing the form. -Each student must have their own unique nomination unless it is a specific action done by a group. -Youth Large is our smallest t-shirt size, the rest are adult sizes. Youth Large is appropriate for most younger elementary … [Read More...]