Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice

DPS logoThe Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice is responsible for the care, custody and supervision of all adults and juveniles sentenced after conviction for violations of North Carolina law.

For adults, sentences range from probation served in the community to active prison sentences served in one of the state's prison facilities. After prison, there is a period of post-release supervison to help offenders transition more successfully back to the community.  For those who commit technical violations of probation there is Confinement in Response to Violation (CRV).

For juveniles, the focus is on strengthening families, promoting delinquency prevention, supporting core social institutions, intervening immediately and effectively when delinquent behavior occurs, and identifying and controlling the small group of serious, violent, and chronic juvenile offenders in the local communities.

Juvenile dispositions can include supervision by a juvenile court counselor in the community, short-term commitment at a residential facility or longer-term commitment in a youth development center for serious and/or violent or chronic offenders. Delinquent, non-adjudicated and at-risk juveniles may all receive services from programs in their communities.

North Carolina's general statutes direct the division to provide adequate custodial care, educational opportunities and medical and psychological treatment services to all incarcerated persons while at the same time providing community-based supervision and some needed social services to clients on probation, parole or post-release supervision.