Quick Facts ...

... about the Juvenile Justice Section of the Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice
  • Provides services and programs in each of North Carolina’s 100 counties and emphasizes the importance of community leadership with Juvenile Crime Prevention Councils (JCPCs).

  • Received 23,580 complaints on 11,136 juveniles during calendar year 2018.
  • Facilitated approximately 22,916 admissions to community programs during 2018 in the following program types:
    • JCPC Funds – 21,248
    • Community Based Contractual Services– 510
    • JCPC Alternatives to Commitment Programs – 157
    • Residential Contractual Services– 712
    • JCPC Level II Dispositional Alternatives – 289
  • Provided court-ordered supervision to 7,653 distinct juveniles in CY 2018 who ranged in age from 7 years old to 23 year old (types of court-ordered supervision include probation, protective supervision, commitment, post-release supervision, continuation services, interstate compact, and other supervision) and supervised 5,756 distinct juveniles in CY 2018 on diversion plans/contracts that last no longer than six months.
  • During the month of December 2018, Juvenile Justice had approximately 1,287 youth-serving professional positions, with a 13% percent overall vacancy rate, which meant that on any given day in December about 1,126 employees worked for the Section. Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission-certified positions (transportation drivers and those who provide direct care) make up 78% of staff and had a total vacancy rate of 13 percent. Of this 78 percent, 45 percent were in Court Services and had a vacancy rate of 12 percent. 55 percent were in Facility Operations and had a vacancy rate of 14 percent.
  • Operates juvenile court offices in 30 juvenile Court Services districts.
  • Operates four youth development centers that had an average daily population of 199 juveniles during 2018. In Feb 2022, Rockingham Youth Development Center is scheduled to open.
  • Has reduced the number of youth committed to its youth development centers since the passage of the Juvenile Reform Act in 1998 by 86 percent (from 1,360 in 1998 to 192 in 2018).
  • Operates in 2019 six juvenile detention centers and currently contracts with three county-operated detention centers (Guilford, Durham & Madison). Madison County Juvenile Detention began operating in Noveember, 2019. In December 2019, CA Dillon and McWhorter at Cabarrus Detention Center will open, providing additoonal state-operated beds, and Mecklenburg County is also planning to provide additional county-operated detention beds. Moore, Madison, Perquimans, Durham, and Wake are also potential sites for additional detention beds as Juvenile Justice implements Raise the Age.
  • Had a state appropriation of $137,225,294 in fiscal year 2017-2018 that represents a 7 percent ($10 million) decrease in appropriations from fiscal year 2000-2001 when the state appropriated $147.2 million for juvenile justice.
    • As a result of H1001, Juvenile Justice received FOR Raise the Age implementation, an additional $30,915,431 in FY 20 and $43,538,704 in FY 21.