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 29,542 complaints on 13,600 juveniles during calendar year 2015.
  • Facilitated approximately 25,148 admissions to community programs during fiscal year 2014-15 in the following program types:
    • JCPC Funds – 23,726
    • Community Based Contractual Services– 605
    • JCPC Alternatives to Commitment Programs – 111
    • Residential Contractual Services– 410
    • JCPC Level II Dispositional Alternatives – 296
  • Provided court-ordered supervision to 9,724 distinct juveniles in CY 2015 of which the age range was 6 years old to 20 years old (types of court-ordered supervision include probation, protective supervision, commitment, post-release supervision, continuation services, interstate compact, and other supervision) and supervised 6,612 distinct juveniles in CY 2015 on diversion plans/contracts that last no longer than six months.
  • Has approximately 1,295 youth-serving professional positions (November 2016), but averages an 11.7 percent overall vacancy rate, which means that on any given day about 1,144 employees work for the Section. Of the total positions, 78 percent provide direct care to youth; direct care staff members have a 13.2 percent vacancy rate.
  • Operates juvenile court offices in 30 juvenile Court Services districts.
  • Operates four youth development centers that had an average daily population of 236.9 juveniles during FY 15-16, with a current (2016) bed capacity of 248.
  • Has reduced the number of youth committed to its youth development centers since the passage of the Juvenile Reform Act in 1998 by 84 percent (from 1,360 in 1998 to 217 in 2015).
  • Operates (in 2016) six juvenile detention centers with a bed capacity of 132 and uses two county-operated detention centers with a bed capacity of 62.
  • Had a state appropriation of $124,727,445 million in fiscal year 2014 - 2015 that represents a 15 percent ($22 million) decrease in appropriations from fiscal year 2000 - 2001 when the state appropriated $147.2 million for juvenile justice.