From Justice Services:
The Buncombe County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council aims to prevent youth who are at from becoming delinquent and develop community-based delinquency. The North Carolina Department of Public Safety’s Division of Juvenile Justice partners with Juvenile Crime Prevention Councils in each county to galvanize community leaders, locally and statewide, to reduce and prevent juvenile crime. Juvenile Crime Prevention Council board members are appointed by the county Board of Commissioners and meet bi-monthly in each county. The meetings are open to the public, and all business is considered public information. NC DPS Division of Juvenile Justice allocates approximately $23 million dollars to these councils annually—funding is used to subsidize local programs and services.
The primary intent of the JCPC is to develop community-based alternatives to youth development centers and to provide community-based delinquency, substance abuse, and gang prevention strategies and programs. The JCPC provides opportunity for noninstitutional dispositional alternatives that will protect the community and the juveniles.
JCPC meets the 3rd Thursday of every other month (August, October, December, February, April, and June) from 8:30 to 10:00am.
We are currently in need of the following members:
- Two Youth (Ages 16-17)
- One Substance Abuse Professional
- One Business Community
- Two Member-At-Large
How to apply: If you would like to be a part of this council, please apply online by Aug. 14. Click here to apply.
Application are due by Aug. 14, 2020
If you have any questions, please contact Aisha Shepherd at (828) 250-6523 or via email at [email protected].