2017 Governor's Crime Commission Final Study Findings on Staffing and Security in NC Prisons


Funding Priorities: A Data Driven Approach
The North Carolina Governor's Crime Commission serves as the SAA (State Administering Agency) for our state. As such, we award federal criminal justice related grants to agencies and service providers in the state.  Since 2012, the CJAC has been compiling data on existing funding priorities as well as potential ones, to determine prevalence of different crime issues in the state, evidence-based approaches to solving them, and research-based recommendations on which issues to focus funding on.

CJAC Report: Data Driven Funding Priorities, 2013.  September 2013. 

Crime Victims' Services Committee: A focus on evidence-based programs. September 2013.

Crime Victims' Services Committee: Underserved victims. September 2013. 

GCC Accomplishments



Subrecipients Awarded GCC Funds

2013-2014 Grant Awards


Latest: The Prevalence of Current and Former Military Personnel in North Carolina Jails 
2013, vol. 30, No. 3. 

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Scorecard on Crime and Justice in North Carolina

The Scorecard is a compilation of criminal justice related trend data obtained from numerous sources. It is written to inform decision makers and the general public about recent system trends in North Carolina. The information is intended to be used as a guide to help shape better policy decisions related to the criminal justice system.


Scorecard on Crime and Justice in North Carolina 2013

Scorecard on Crime and Justice in North Carolina 2011

Scorecard on Crime and Justice in North Carolina 2007

Scorecard on Crime and Justice, 1990 - 1995: Volume I, Summer 1997

Gangs in North Carolina Annual Report

In 2007, the General Assembly requested a comprehensive statewide gang assessment and directed the Commission to study selected policy issues and report its findings and salient recommendations back to the legislature each spring.

Gangs In North Carolina 2013

Gangs in North Carolina: An Analysis of GangNET Data March 2012

Gangs in North Carolina: An Analysis of GangNET Data (analysis of 2010 data), 2011

Gangs in North Carolina: The 2010 Report to the General Assembly

Gangs in North Carolina: A 2009 Report to the General Assembly (analysis of 2008 data)

Report to the North Carolina General Assembly on criminal gangs and gang crime in North Carolina., 2008

Other gang research reports

Governor's Gang Task Force Final Report, December 20, 2012
Established in October 2010 through Executive Order No. 69,  the purpose of the Governor's Gang Task Force was to enhance anti-gang law enforcement efforts and develop gang prevention policies in North Carolina.  This is the final recommendations report from that task force.

Perceptions of Youth Crime and Youth Gangs: A Statewide Systemic Investigation, April 2000.

The Nature and Scope of Hispanic/Latino Gangs in North Carolina, September 2005.

CJAC Gang Related Journal Publications

Lafond, B., Mehta, S., & Hayes, R. A. (2012). The gang officer's perception: Measuring intervention propensity among gang investigators. The Journal of Gang Research, 19(4), 37-51.

Rhyne , A., & Yearwood, D. (2007). Hispanic/latino gangs: A comparative analysis of nationally affiliated and local gangs. The Journal of Gang Research, 14(2), 1-18.

Rhyne , A., & Yearwood, D. (2006). An assessment of hispanic/latino gangs in North Carolina: Findings from a general law enforcement survey. The Journal of Gang Research, 13(4), 1-14.

Hayes, R. A., & Yearwood, D. (2001). a statewide assessment of gangs in public schools: Origins, membership and criminal activities. The Journal of Gang Research, 8(4), 1-12.

Hayes, R. A., & Yearwood, D. (2000). Overcoming problems associated with gang research: A standardized and systemic methodology. The Journal of Gang Research, 7(4), 1-8.

Grant Update

Prescription Monitoring Program Enhancement


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Juvenile Justice Research

A study of the impact of expanding the jurisdiction of the Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 2009

The Bethesda Model: Providing A New Day for North Carolina's Suspended Youth, March 20, 2007

Juvenile Structured Day and Alternative Learning Programs:  Impact and Process Study
By James C. Fraser, Center for Urban & Regional Studies. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Prepared for the Governor's Crime Commission, November 2004


Crime Victims' Services Research

Crime Victim Rights Act Compliance in North Carolina. October 2013.

Human Trafficking in North Carolina: Human Beings as a Commodity, October 2013.

Notifying and Informing Victims of Crime:  An Evaluation of North Carolina's SAVAN System Executive Summary and Full Report
By James C. Fraser, Center for Urban & Regional Studies. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Prepared for the Governor's Crime Commission, November 2004

Children's Justice Task Force - North Carolina 3 Year Study - FY2009

Children's Justice Task Force - North Carolina 3 Year Study - FY2006

Children's Justice Task Force - North Carolina 3 Year Study - FY2003

Domestic Violence: Best Practices for Law Enforcement Response: A Model Policy manual Prepared Under the Violence Against Women Act, January 1998

Offender Research

Mapping addresses of released offenders in relation to mental health service providers. October 2013.

Prescription Drug Abuse and Diversion: The Hidden Crisis, April 2011, by Douglas Yearwood.
Investigating public concerns about increased misuse, abuse, and illegal diversion of licit or prescription medications.

Pretrial Service Programs in North Carolina:  A Process and Impact Assessment, October 2007

A Discussion of Incarceration And Its Alternatives In North Carolina, July 2007.
The skyrocketing public cost of incarceration in North Carolina is of great concern.  After all, 30 years of differing reform strategies have helped our state's prison population grow to the levels we experience and are anticipating. 

Prosecuting Computer Crime in North Carolina: Assessing the Needs of the State's District Attorneys, May 2003

Law Enforcement

Internet Sweepstakes Cafés:  A Survey of Law Enforcement Perceptions, October 2010

Computer crime in North Carolina: Assessing the Needs of Local Law Enforcement, May 2010

Law Enforcement Services to A Growing International Community:  An Effective Practices Manual
By the Charlotte Police Department's International Relations Unit, January 2004

Recruitment and Retention Study Series, April 2003

Geographic Information Systems for Small and Medium Law Enforcement Jurisdictions:  Strategies and Effective Practices
By G. David Garson and Irvin B. Vann, the Public Administration Program, North Carolina State University, February 2001


Other Research Reports

Economic trends and crime: The Effects of the Declining Economy on Crime and the Criminal Justice System in North Carolina, October 2009

Processes of Strategy Formation:  1993-2008 A Historical Overview of the Governor's Crime Commission, March 2009

The New North Carolinians:  Doing Justice for All in the Criminal Justice System: Providing Services to a Rising Hispanic and Latino Population in North Carolina, December 2006

Criminal Justice Funding in North Carolina:  A System in Crisis  
A Whitepaper on declining funding, resultant problems and rmerging issues and needs of the North Carolina Criminal and Juvenile Justice Systems, June 2006

Governor's Crime Commission Legislative Agenda , 2005

Preparing the Justice System For the New Millennium: The 1999 North Carolina Legislative and Policy agenda

Agenda in Pursuit of Justice: The 1997 Legislative Program of the Governor's Crime Commission

Partnership Advocating Safety and Security (P.A.S.S.) An Evaluation of Processes and Services, September 2000

Drug Control and System Improvement Comprehensive State Strategy: 1999 Update

After-School Program Handbook: Strategies and Effective Practices (November 1998)

Components of Crime and Justice: Trends and Projections Summer 1997


North Carolina Criminal Justice Perspectives

North Carolina Criminal Justice Perspectives. CJAC reports from 1997 and older.