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

We are so thankful to everyone who supported the 2019 Police Chief’s Gala. It was an amazing success with almost $320,000 raised for our program. Our sincere appreciation goes to following: Chief Jorge Colina, our Gala Committee, the Miami Police Department, our incredible sponsors, and those who attended in support DTRT. You truly did the right thing for the children of our community.

Gala Photo Gallery 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.

Latest News

Washington, D.C. Trip 2019

The 2018-2019 Special Recognition Winners enjoyed an amazing trip of a … [Read More...]

Officer Do Right 2019-2020

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Verizon/DTRT Back Without A Bang Youth Rally Against Violence 2019

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Coordinator Corner

November Nomination Deadline-11/20

The October nominations are currently being processed and should be sent within the next week. The deadline to submit nominations for November is Wednesday, 11/20. 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 … [Read More...]