The programs contained in this directory represent a wide spectrum of services across North Carolina. Not all of the programs listed receive funding and oversight by the Juvenile Justice Section of North Carolina Department of Public Safety’s Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice. The programs that do receive funding and/or oversight by DPS are designated as such.
Through the Character Education Program, youth learn the Six Pillars of Character in an after school setting: .... * Trustworthiness.. * Respect .. * Responsibility .. * Fairness .. * Caring .. * Citizenship ..Camp scholarships are provided to deserving youth already enrolled in the Character Education Program to better improve their Social Skills. 4-H Teen retreat, 4-H Congress and Citizenship Focus spots will also be sponsored, as funds permit.
Promotes pro-social skills through experiential learning, team building, critical thinking, coping skills, character awareness, positive self-esteem, and community partnering. The program gives participants the opportunity to interact, with peers in a productive manner, and with a positive adult role model. We use Arise Curriculum, Project Adventure workshops, experiential learning sites and parenting classes, in a comprehensive effort to deliver services.
An evidence based cognitive behavioral program offered for court referred youth (ages 11-17). MRT groups reduce recidivism by 30%, 3 times the success rates of the most successful alternatives. Participants peel away at the belief system they have built by living life, to reveal an inner self. They then consciously rebuild their belief system in accordance with accepted social norms and positive values. Parenting may be offered in conjunction with this program component.
A high energy challenge program meeting while school is out for the summer. It uses Project Adventure's Challenge curriculum as well as high and low ropes course initiatives, outdoor wilderness sites and team building and physical challenges. Additional emphasis is placed on volunteering, self discovery and forming healthy relationships.
Using research based curriculum, community service learning and the experiential learning model, 4-H Spaces will provide small group facilitation and positive adult and child relationships to help youth identify, develop and practice effective decision making and critical thinking skills.
4-H SPACESTOO will utilize the Experiential Learning and Positive Youth Development theories as the foundation to implementation and primary model of group facilitation for youth ages 16-18 . These theories are the foundation of 4-H and provide opportunities to enhance critical thinking and decision-making skills.
Teen court is an alternative system of justice. It is a court where first-time offenders are sentenced by their peers and are thereby held accountable for their actions. The creative and constructive sentences handed down through Teen Court are meant not only to deter the offender from future criminal activity, but also to educate, counsel, and rehabilitate the offender. Teen Court utilizes trained student volunteers, under adult supervision, to serve in various capacities.
Youth participate in the community or restitution program for reparation of harm done by their actions.
Provide therapeutic foster care for youth (male or female) age 10-17 involved with the Division of Juvenile Justice in the 7th Judicial District. Therapeutic Foster Care caters to the physical, emotional, and social needs of children in a supportive family setting.
Programming provides evidence-based curriculum in group sessions to address the needs of youth and parents/guardians facilitated by positive adult role models. Sessions include, but not limited to, life skills, education activities for youth to reduce the risk of gang involvement, youth violence and better decision making skills which reduce and/or eliminate further involvement with juvenile court.