Executive Summary

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The Dare County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC), in fulfillment of the duties and responsibilities as set forth in the General Statutes of the State of North Carolina, has completed the activities required to develop this County Plan for FY 2011 through FY 2012.

The JCPC has identified the issues and factors which have an influence and impact upon delinquent youth, at-risk youth, and their families in Dare County. Further, the JCPC has identified the strategies and services most likely to reduce/prevent delinquent behavior.

JCPC Action Plan: 
An Action Plan to impact delinquent behavior (included in this document) has been developed. With the goals, measurable objectives and corresponding outcomes, the JCPC proposes to: 

  • Prevent and reduce delinquent behavior – adjudicated juveniles are down over 30% from 37 in 2004-05 to 25 in 2009-10
  • Promote public awareness of delinquency prevention and intervention strategies – Dare County JCPC sponsors a number of community-based programs for year long and summer activities;
  • Maintain a continuum of community services to address the needs of delinquent and at-risk juveniles in the county – Dare County JCPC has funded intervention and prevention services from interpersonal skills to counseling to restitution/community service and evaluation services

Priorities for Funding: 
Through a risk & needs assessment and a resource assessment, the JCPC has determined that the following services are needed to reduce/prevent delinquency in Dare County.
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Vocational Skills
  • Parent/Family Skill Building
  • Tutoring/Academic Enhancement
  • Restitution/ Community Service
  • Psychological Assessments
  • Counseling
  • Home-Based Family Counseling
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Substance Abuse Treatment

Monitoring and Evaluation: 
Each program funded in the past year by the JCPC has been monitored and the forms and recommendations are on file in the Area Office. The monitoring results and program outcomes evaluations were considered in making funding allocation decisions. Monitoring forms are on file for the following programs: 

  • SAFE Counseling and Psychological Assessments – Dare County Schools will no longer be sponsoring this program; program will continue under Dare County Community of Juvenile Services
  • Restitution/Community Service

Funding Recommendations: 
Having published a Request for Proposals for these needed services for a minimum of thirty (30) days, the JCPC has screened the submitted proposals and has determined which proposals best meet the advertised needed services. As required by statute, the JCPC recommends allocation of the NC Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (NC DJJDP) funds to the following programs in the amounts specified below for FY 2011-12. 

Dare County Community of Juvenile Services – (administered through Dare County - $63,750) – These programs will provide interpersonal skills and individual counseling for court referred and at-risk juveniles; teen court diversion; psychological assessments as ordered by the court; and Restitution/Community Service – community service and victim restitution for juveniles on a diversion contract or juveniles as ordered by the court; and 

Dare County Out of School Time Program –(administered through Dare County 4-H & Youth Foundation - $10,000) These programs will provide interpersonal skills activities during the hours when school is not in session for juveniles at risk and court referred youths. 

The JCPC further recommends that the following amount be allocated from the NC DJJDP funds for the JCPC Certification budget of the Council for FY 2011-12: $14,679. The JCPC certification budget may be used for administrative expenses of the Council, public awareness activities, sponsorships of local prevention events, other delinquency prevention activities within the county, and transfers to existing JCPC funded programs if needed. 

Respectfully Submitted,

Loretta Michael, Chair
Dare County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council