Quick Facts ... ... about the Division of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention: Provides services and programs in each of North Carolina’s 100 counties and emphasizes the importance of community leadership with Juvenile Crime Prevention Councils (JCPCs). Received 29,001 complaints on 11,296 juveniles during calendar year 2021. Facilitated approximately 15,638 admissions to community programs during fiscal year 2020-2021 in the following program types: JCPC Funds – 14,182 Community Based Contractual Services– 310 JCPC Alternatives to Commitment Programs – 150 Residential Contractual Services– 724 JCPC Level II Dispositional Alternatives – 272 Provided court-ordered supervision to 5,951 distinct juveniles in CY 2021 who ranged in age from 8 years old to 26 years old (types of court-ordered supervision include probation, protective supervision, commitment, post-release supervision, continuation services, interstate compact, and other supervision) and supervised 4,451 distinct juveniles in CY 2021 on diversion plans/contracts that last no longer than six months. In calendar year 2021, DJJDP had approximately 1,555 youth-serving professional positions. Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission-certified positions (transportation drivers and those who provide direct care) make up 79% of staff. Eighty-six percent of Court Services staff; 80% of Facility Services staff, including education, health care and clinical team members; and 78% of Transportation Services staff are in these certified positions. In December 2021, DJJDP had an overall staff vacancy rate of 18%. The vacancy rate in Court Services was 15% and the vacancy rate in Facility Operations, including Transportation Services, was 22%. Between June 2021 and May 2022, 125 out of 579 juvenile facilities’ staff voluntarily separated from their positions, the majority of whom made less than $39,000 and had less than five years of service with the state. 22.5% of DJJDP positions are vacant (349 of 1554), primarily in the areas of case management and direct supervision of juveniles in confinement. 185 (53%) of the 349 vacancies are JJDP facilities’ positions. 156 (45%) of the vacancies are in court services, which provides juvenile case management services. Operates juvenile court offices in 30 Court Services districts. Operates four youth development centers that had an average daily population of 149 juveniles during 2021, with a bed capacity of 226. In June 2022, the YDC bed capacity was 194. Has reduced the number of youth committed to its youth development centers since the passage of the Juvenile Reform Act in 1998 by 86.7% percent (from 1,360 in 1998 to 181 in 2021). In 2021 operates nine juvenile detention centers and currently contracts with five county-operated detention centers (Brunswick, Durham, Guilford, Madison and Mecklenburg). Had a state appropriation of $168,300,957 in fiscal year 2020-2021.