DPS Dispatch

As Juvenile Justice week continues today, we turn our attention to Juvenile Facility Operations. Staff in this unit operates two types of secure commitment centers for youths in North Carolina: juvenile detention centers and youth development centers.

Employees in DPS’ Juvenile Community Programs unit work to provide North Carolinians with a comprehensive strategy to help prevent and reduce juvenile crime and delinquency.

We kick off our recognition of “Juvenile Justice” week with our Court Services unit.

Gov. Roy Cooper has proclaimed Oct. 15-21, 2017, as “Juvenile Justice” week in North Carolina.

The first five State Capitol Police Officers in 1967. Left to right: Needham Wilder, Ray Benson, Chief Ray Sorrell, Linwood Carter and Tommy Williams.

Children who are housed temporarily in North Carolina’s juvenile detention centers find they are provided the opportunity to experience growth in many ways: from social, to educational, to emotional.

Some say that a dog is a man’s best friend. Well, in this case, SAYLOR, a three-year-old yellow lab, aims to become the best friend for children in the New Hanover Juvenile Detention Center.

A teacher is someone that not only teaches her students but inspires, transforms, prepares and encourages them to do more, be more.

This June, 16 students from Bertie County Schools graduated from high school, and embarked on  the next leg of a journey that began 18 months ago when they applied to be a part of the inaugural Public Safety Cadet program – an innovative program that aims to help more young residents of Bertie Co

“The meals on the bus go ‘round and ‘round, ‘round and ‘round, ‘round and ‘round…” 

It’s not a typo – yes, I said meals

One teacher at Cabarrus Juvenile Detention Center in Concord has developed a unique way to work with the juveniles who pass through the center’s doors during their encounters with North Carolina’s juvenile justice system.

Illness, family vacation and emergencies may keep children out of school from time to time, and are a common occurrence in North Carolina classrooms.

Out of 72 Juvenile Justice Section instructors, three were recognized as instructors of the year in the categories overall achievement, Court Services and Facility Operations on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at a ceremony in Raleigh.

“Treatment” is one of the key aspects of the juvenile justice system.