Shirley Plantin

Consultant, Attorney, and Director in Miami, Florida

Shirley Plantin

Consultant, Attorney, and Director in Miami, Florida

Dr. Shirley Plantin is currently the Director of Youth & Family Advocacy for Sant La, Haitian Neighborhood Center. In addition, she is an At-Risk Youth Consultant who facilitates trainings and workshops for Funders, partnering school administrations, professional organizations, churches, and the community at large around culturally sensitive topics, i.e. The Basics of Haitian Gangs, Barriers to Successful Parent-Child Relationships in the Haitian Community, and Prevention 101 to list a few. She has been the Director of several at-risk youth prevention programs, with various specializations ranging from Substance Abuse, HIV/STI, and Gangs. Dr. Plantin is a member of the Florida Gang Investigators Association. She has provided years of intervention and advocacy for youth and families dealing with complex institutions such as Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC), Department of Children & Family (DCF), and Police Departments.

Dr. Plantin has been recognized locally and nationally for her leadership, vision, commitment and dedication to issues regarding youth and the prevention of juvenile delinquency. Most notable are the recognitions from Delta Epsilon Sigma and the National Criminal Justice Association. She has also been recognized by The State of Florida, Miami-Dade County, and the City of North Miami. Most recently, Level-Up Coaching and Leadership Consulting Group awarded Dr. Plantin with the 2016 “Woman of Excellence” Leadership Award. Additionally, the Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida selected Dr. Plantin as part of the Inaugural class of Leaders for the prestigious award of “20 Under 40 Young Professionals” for her passions and diligence as a youth advocate.

Dr. Plantin currently serves on multiple committees and boards throughout Miami-Dade County. She was appointed to the Miami-Dade County Domestic Violence Oversight Board. She is currently a member of the Educational Excellence School Advisory Council for Miami-Dade County Public Schools. She is a member of the Sant La Fellows Community Leadership Advisory Board. She serves on Service Partnerships representing North Miami and Little Haiti. She is a member of the Planning Committee for the Haitian-American Philanthropy Campaign. She has also served on the Miami-Dade Criminal Justice Council, Miami-Dade County HIV/AIDS Partnership, and the Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ Speakers’ Bureau.

  • Education
    • Concord Law School
    • St. Thomas University