JJDP Act and Compliance Monitoring

Monitoring for Compliance in North Carolina

Each year, North Carolina receives federal juvenile justice funds through the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 (JJDP Act).

In order to be eligible for this funding, the state must ensure compliance with the four core requirements of the Act. The JJDP Act's four core requirements are:

  • Deinstitutionalization of status offenders (DSO),
  • Removal of juveniles from adult jails and lockups (Jail removal),
  • Separation of juveniles from adult offenders (Separation), and
  • Reduction of Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC).

The Governor's Crime Commission is the designated state agency responsible for monitoring for compliance with the JJDP Act. In order for North Carolina to receive its full allocation of funds, the state must be found to be in compliance with each of the core requirements.

JJDP Act Reporting Forms for Law Enforcement Agencies

Police Departments and Sheriff's Offices: Juvenile Holding Log

Jails/Detention Centers: Jail Juvenile Log

Court Holding Facilities: Court Holding Log

JJDP Act Information for Facilities and Juvenile Justice Professionals

JJDP Act Rules and Regulations for Sheriff Offices and Police Departments (quick reference chart)

Status Offender Fact Sheet

Scared Straight/Prison Preview Programs and JJDP Act Compliance

For more information, please contact:

Carlotta Winstead – Community Development Specialist II
North Carolina Governor's Crime Commission
1201 Front Street
Raleigh, NC 27609
Telephone: (919) 899-9141
Fax: (919) 733-4625