The N.C. Department of Public Safety, Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice 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. N.C. Department of Public Safety, Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice allocates approximately 23 million dollars to these councils annually. Funding is used to subsidize local programs and services.
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.