Juvenile Crime Prevention Councils
The N.C. Department of Public Safety partners with Juvenile Crime Prevention Councils in each county to galvanize community leaders, locally and statewide, to reduce and prevent juvenile crime. JCPC board members are appointed by the county Board of Commissioners and meet monthly in each county. The meetings are open to the public, and all business is considered public information. The Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice allocates approximately $22 million to these councils annually. Funding is used to subsidize local programs and services.
Each JCPC has the responsibility to:
- Review the needs of juveniles in the county who are at risk of delinquency or who have been adjudicated undisciplined or delinquent.
- Review the resources available to address those needs
- Prioritize community risk factors
- Determine the services needed to address those problems areas
- Develop a request for proposal for services in need
- Submit a written funding planto the county commissioners for approval
- Evaluate program performance
- Increase public awareness of the causes of delinquency and strategies to reduce the problem
- Develop strategies to intervene, respond to and treat the needs of juveniles at risk of delinquency
- Provide funds for treatment, counseling, or rehabilitation services.
JCPC Powers and Duties
- To ensure that appropriate intermediate dispositional options are available.
- To provide funds for treatment of juveniles.
- To increase public awareness of the causes of delinquency and strategies to reduce the problem.
- To assess needs of juveniles in the local community.
- To develop strategies for delinquency prevention through risk assessment.
- To assess resources to meet the identified needs.
- To develop or propose ways to meet those needs.
- To plan for a permanent funding stream for delinquency prevention programs.
- To evaluate program performance.
Juvenile Crime Prevention Council members work to fund these types of services and programs in their local communities.
Clinical Evaluation and Psychological Assessment Programs
Clinical Treatment Programs
Sex Offender Assessment and Counseling
Home-Based Family Counseling
Community Day Programs
Juvenile Structured Day
Residential Services Programs
Structured Activities Programs
Mentoring Programs (Mentoring)