Elvis Caines, a Proud Son of Old Road, currently serves as Juvenile Assessment Counselor Supervisor 1 in the Miami Dade County Government. He was educated at the Verchilds All Age School and then Basseterre Senior High School. For the past 18 years, he has dedicated his professional life to criminal justice and youth development in the local government service where he has served as an educator, probation officer and juvenile service specialist.
He is well qualified to serve in these areas having attained a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Florida International University and a Masters in Justice Policy and Management from Florida Atlantic University, in 2000 and 2002 respectively. Since then, he has participated in, and successfully completed a number of certification training programs aimed at leadership development, suicide prevention and conflict management.
In addition, Mr. Caines currently serves as President of the St. Kitts and Nevis Association of Florida, he is a Big Brothers of Greater Miami-Dade Branch Mentor and is the Chairperson of the City of Miami Gardens Government Senior Affairs Advisory Council Committee.
In recognition of his commitment to the work of youth development and criminal justice, Mr. Caines has been awarded, inter alia, City of Miami Gardens Unsung Hero Black History Month Award 2018, the City of Miami Gardens Outstanding Community Service Award for Mentorship 2017 and the CBS NEWS Miami Mentoring Matters Award Story 2016. His other awards were given in recognition for is outstanding leadership, and long service.