The Community of Juvenile Services, which is funded by the Dare County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council, consists of four components that strive to reduce juvenile delinquency. The four components are Dare County Teen Court, Dare County Community Service and Restitution, Youth Accountability and Counseling Services, and Community of Juvenile Services Psych.
The Community of Juvenile Services (COJS) program began in July 2011 and serves adjudicated and pre-adjudicated at-risk youth by holding them accountable for their actions while providing counseling services and interpersonal skills training that address the risk factors contributing to delinquent behavior in our youth.
Community Service and Restitution
This Program provides supervised community service to juveniles who are court ordered, or are in a diversion contract, to perform community service and/or pay restitution. These juveniles are held accountable for their actions by performing uncompensated work service that benefits the local community, and in order to compensate the victim for the losses suffered.
Accountability and Counseling
Juvenile Services Pysch
The Juvenile Services Psych program provides psychological assessments by order of the juvenile court. These assessments provide more complete evaluative information, which allow appropriate placement and treatment decisions to be made concerning juvenile offenders.
COJS Advisory Board
Bonnie Bennett, Treasurer
Mark McKay, School Resource Officer
Melinda Mogowski, Counseling Services
Shannon Glaser, COJS Director
Nancy Hodges, NC DPS Consultant
Paul Pollock, Dare County Juvenile Court Counselor
Mollee Sinks, Student Representative
Tim White, Dare County Public Services Director
The COJS Advisory Board meets monthly for program review and policy development.