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The Death in Custody Reporting Act of 2013 requires state administering agencies to report the deaths of persons in the custody of state prisons, local jails and during the process of arrest to the Bureau of Justice Assistance.

A reportable death is defined as:
The death of any person who is detained, under arrest or is in the process of being arrested, is en route to be incarcerated, or is incarcerated at a municipal or county jail, state prison, state-run boot camp prison, boot camp prison that is contracted out by the state, any state or local contract facility, or other local or State correctional facility including any juvenile facility. Public Law No: 113-242 (12/18/2014)

For each reportable death, agencies should complete the BJA Death in Custody Reporting Form and submit it to the Governor's Crime Commission.

Submit Completed Form to GCC by Email or Mail:
Governor's Crime Commission
ATTN: Death in Custody
1201 Front Street
Raleigh, NC 27609
Reportable Death Occurring: Submit Form to GCC by:
Oct. 1 to Dec. 31 Jan. 15
Jan. 1 to Mar. 31 Apr. 15
Apr. 1 to Jun. 30 Jul. 15
Jul. 1 to Sep. 30 Oct. 15

Additional information can be found on the BJA website:

Death in Custody Reporting Act FAQ (

Death in Custody Reporting Act Factsheet (

Still have a question? Please contact GCC at 919-733-4564 or email


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The Governor’s Crime Commission takes seriously any complaints of unlawful discrimination alleged against itself or the grant recipients or subrecipients it helps fund. 

You may use the form below to submit a complaint, or you may submit a letter containing the same information. The information requested in the items marked with a star (*) must be provided, regardless of whether or not this particular form is used.

Discrimination Complaint Form

Please mail the completed and signed Discrimination Complaint Form and the signed Consent Form to both the Governor’s Crime Commission and the Office for Civil Rights.

North Carolina Governor’s Crime Commission
ATTN: Discrimination Complaint Coordinator
1201 Front Street, Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27609

United States Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
Office for Civil Rights
810 Seventh Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20531 

The Governor's Crime Commission is the designated state agency responsible for monitoring for compliance with the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDP Act). The authority to monitor the Core Requirements of the JJDP Act is found at N.C.G.S. § 143B-602(8)(d.), N.C.G.S. § 143B-1101(a)(3), N.C.G.S. § 143B-1103(b)(6) and (10).

Pursuant to 34 U.S.C. § 11133(a)(14), states must provide for an effective system of monitoring jails, lockups, detention facilities, correctional facilities, and other secure* facilities to ensure that the [first three of four] Core Requirements are met, and for annual reporting of the results of such monitoring to the OJJDP Administrator.

*Secure facilities as defined under 28 C.F.R. § 31.304 (m) include construction features designed to physically restrict the movements and activities of persons in custody, such as locked rooms and buildings, fences, or other physical structures. Additional definitions for facility types can be found at 34 U.S.C. § 11103.

The Core Requirements are:

  1. Deinstitutionalization of Status Offenders;
  2. Jail Removal;
  3. Site and Sound Separation; and
  4. Racial and Ethnic Disparities.

NOTE: States do not monitor individual facilities for compliance with racial and ethnic disparities requirements.

Compliance Documents

Juvenile Holding Log

Jail Juvenile Log

Court Holding Log

Law Enforcement Certification of Non-Secure Classification

Police Survey