Multi-Purpose Juvenile Homes

Methodist Home for Children operated Multipurpose Juvenile Homes

Overview
The Multipurpose Juvenile Home Program is designed to provide non-secure, long-term, residential care as an alternative to secure detention and youth development centers. The Department of Public Safety contracts with a private provider to operate the program. The first six eight-bed facilities opened in 1993. A seventh home was opened in 2008.

The homes provide at least double staff coverage 24 hours a day plus a certified teacher and full-time family counselor for up to 240 days. Youths served are referred by the local juvenile court.
 
Multipurpose Juvenile Homes are located in Chowan, Hertford, Macon, Robeson, and Wayne counties. State management and oversight are provided by the Department of Public Safety, Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice.

Legislative Reports
Each year, the Juvenile Community Programs section submits reports to the N.C. General Assembly. The following reports about Multipurpose Homes are available for download:

2009-2010(PDF)
2007-2008 (PDF)
2006-2007 (PDF)
2004-2005 (Word)
2002-2003 (PDF)
2001-2002 (PDF)
2000-2001 (PDF)