Juvenile Crime Prevention Council
The Department of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention (DJJDP) collaborates
with the Juvenile Crime Prevention Councils (JCPC) in each county to galvanize community
leaders, locally and statewide, to reduce, and prevent juvenile crime. JCPC board
members are appointed by the Board of Commissioners and meet at least bi-monthly
in each county. The meetings are open to the public, and all business is considered
public information. DJJDP allocates millions of dollars to these councils annually,
in which funding is used to subsidize local programs and services.
- Review the needs of juveniles in the County, who are at risk of delinquency or who
have been adjudicated, undisciplined, or delinquent.
- Review the resources available to address those needs.
- Prioritize community risk factors & determine the services needed to address those
- Develop a request for proposal for services in need.
- Submit a written funding plan to the County Commissioners for approval.
- Increase public awareness of the causes of delinquency and strategies to reduce
- Develop strategies to intervene, respond to, and treat the needs of juveniles at
risk of delinquency.