Community Programs

Through its Community Programs section, the Division of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention provides a comprehensive strategy to help prevent and reduce juvenile crime and delinquency.

We're working together to:

  • Strengthen Youth and Families
  • Promote Delinquency Prevention
  • Support Core Social Institutions
  • Intervene Immediately and Effectively When Delinquent Behavior Occurs
  • Identify and Control the Small Group of Serious, Violent, and Chronic Juvenile Offenders

Youth with strong community support


Core Juvenile Community Programs:

Non-Residential Programs

  • JCPC Programs are located in all 100 counties and these funded partnerships (state, county and local) produce a continuum of needed sanctions and services at the local level, address the issues of delinquent juveniles and juveniles most likely to become delinquent, as well as address the family issues surrounding delinquent behavior.
  • Intensive Intervention Services  address the localized needs of communities working with youth who are deep in the juvenile justice system, are at high risk for reoffending and who otherwise would be placed in a youth development center.
  • Functional Family Therapy are community-based programs proactively addressing the root causes of delinquent juvenile behavior in a safe, therapeutic environment. 

Residential Contracted Programs

DJJDP incorporates contracted services to provide residential care and treatment for youth in our system, including:

  • Juvenile Crisis and Assessment Centers are strategically located (Central, Piedmont and Western area facilities) and provide full and extensive clinical assessments to match youth to the most appropriate services in their community.
  • Short-Term Residential Centers are intensive treatment programs combining proven evidence-based practices with a strong family transition component to provide individualized treatment (including: education, vocational, community service, behavioral health and family counseling).
  • Multi-Purpose Group Homes provide secure, non-institutional alternatives for Level-II youth, to treat anti-social behavior, teach social and life skills, and address family dynamics in a smaller setting.  
  • Transitional Residential Homes offer small, transitional, independent living environments focused on education, employment and life-skills development in addition to therapy, counseling and clinical services.