Prevent – juveniles at risk from becoming delinquent.
Provide – community based alternatives to training schools, and delinquency and substance abuse prevention strategies and programs.
Protect – community and juveniles through the development and use of non-institutional disposition alternatives, when appropriate.
Planned and organized at the community level.
Developed in partnership with the state.
Representative of local government, local public and private agencies serving juveniles and their families, local business, concerned citizens, and others. (N.C.G.S. 147 – 33.61)
Not more than 25 members who reflect the racial and socioeconomic diversity of the community.
Two-year terms, (staggered). Appointed July 1. (N.C.G.S. 147-33.62)
Meet monthly – defines quorum as majority of membership, i.e. 25 members must have 13 present to conduct business. (N.C.G.S. 147-33.64)
Duties (N.C.G.S. 147 – 33.66)
Assess needs of delinquent and at risk juveniles in the community, (annual and ongoing).
Evaluate available resources to meet those needs.
Advertise a request for proposals, and submit a written plan for the expenditure of Intervention/Prevention Funds giving priority for funding of intermediate and community level sanctions for adjudicated juveniles.
Evaluate the performance of funded programs and services in the community, and successful evaluation shall be a condition of continued funding.
Increase public awareness of the issues surrounding delinquency and prevention.
Develop strategies and interventions that appropriately respond to and treat the needs of juveniles.
Fund treatment, counseling, or rehabilitation services for juveniles and their families; including parent responsibility classes.
Plan for the establishment of permanent funding streams for delinquency prevention services.