Juvenile Crime Prevention Councils

The Division of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention partners with Juvenile Crime Prevention Councils in each county to galvanize community leaders, locally and statewide, to reduce and prevent juvenile crime. JCPC board members are appointed by the county Board of Commissioners and meet monthly in each county. The meetings are open to the public, and all business is considered public information. DJJDP allocates approximately $28 million to these councils annually. Funding is used to subsidize local programs and services.

JCPC Chairperson Directory

Each JCPC has the responsibility to:

  • Review the needs of juveniles in the county who are at risk of delinquency or who have been adjudicated undisciplined or delinquent.
  • Review the resources available to address those needs
  • Prioritize community risk factors
  • Determine the services needed to address those problems areas
  • Develop a request for proposal for services in need
  • Submit a written funding plan to the county commissioners for approval
  • Evaluate program performance
  • Increase public awareness of the causes of delinquency and strategies to reduce the problem
  • Develop strategies to intervene, respond to and treat the needs of juveniles at risk of delinquency
  • Provide funds for treatment, counseling or rehabilitation services.

JCPC Powers and Duties

  • To ensure that appropriate intermediate dispositional options are available.
  • To provide funds for treatment of juveniles.
  • To increase public awareness of the causes of delinquency and strategies to reduce the problem.
  • To assess needs of juveniles in the local community.
  • To develop strategies for delinquency prevention through risk assessment.
  • To assess resources to meet the identified needs.
  • To develop or propose ways to meet those needs.
  • To plan for a permanent funding stream for delinquency prevention programs.
  • To evaluate program performance.

Juvenile Crime Prevention Council members work to fund the following types of services and programs in their local communities:

Assessment Programs 
Clinical Evaluation and Psychological Assessment Programs

Clinical Treatment Programs 
Sex Offender Assessment and Counseling
Home-Based Family Counseling
Counseling Programs

Community Day Programs
Juvenile Structured Day

Residential Programs 
Residential Services Programs

Restorative Programs 
Mediation/Conflict Resolution
Teen Court

Structured Activities Programs
Skill Building
Mentoring Programs (Mentoring)