The North Carolina Division of Adult Corrections 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 our Richmond County JCPC meets every third Monday of each month at noon. The location is in the large conference room at Richmond Human Services Building. The meetings are open to the public, and all business is considered public information.
JCPC membership includes:
· Business Community
· Faith Community
· School Board
· Chief Court Counselor
· Police Department
· Sheriff's Department
· Department of Social Services
· Substance Abuse Professionals
· District Attorney's Office
· Public Defender's Office
· County Commissioners
· Parks and Recreation
· United Way or Non-Profit
· Mental Health
· Health Department
· County Manager
· District Court Judge
· County Commissioner Appointees (7)
· Local Youth Representatives (2)
Richmond County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council invests in local programs that provide community safety, quality prevention and intervention while coordinating a comprehensive approach to address juvenile delinquency.
Richmond County JCPC strives to reduce juvenile trends in gang involvement, substance abuse and delinquency.
Our JCPC has several committees that help the council operate. These are the following committees we currently have:
· Executive Committee
· Funding Committee
· Monitoring Committee
· Membership/Nomination Committee
· Public Relations Committee
· Community Needs Assessment Committee.
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