The Mecklenburg County JCPC follows the Communities that Care® Comprehensive Strategy planning model developed by the North Carolina Office of Juvenile Justice, Jordan Institute for Families, and Developmental Research and Programs. The Comprehensive Strategy is a community-focused research-based approach to juvenile delinquency.
The Mecklenburg County JCPC has completed a community risk and needs assessment through a series of meetings, data collection, and input from the community.
Mecklenburg County JCPC has identified the following priority risk factors of juvenile delinquency in Mecklenburg County:
- Peers who engage in criminal activity
- Gang association
- Peers who engage in delinquent behavior is also an important risk factor for youth in Mecklenburg County.
The Mecklenburg County JCPC has determined that the following services are needed to reduce/prevent delinquency in Mecklenburg County:
- Restitution/Community Service
- Parent/Family Skill Building
- Structured After School Program
- In-Home Researched Based Counseling Services
- Temporary Shelter Care for Females and Males
- Interpersonal Skill Building
The complete planning document can be obtained from the Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention at (336) 761-2452 or by emailing Dean Vick, Piedmont Area Consultant.