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Orange RFP 2014-2015

Orange County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC)

Chairperson: Meg McGurk

Vice Chairperson: Kellie Mannette

The local JCPC meets bimonthly on the 1st Friday of the month (February, April, June, August, October, and December).  Meeting locations change based on space availability.  If you are interested in attending and would like to be added to the notification list, please contact the Coordinator

Bylaws and Annual Plan

Bylaws

Annual Plan 2013-2014

Annual Plan 2012-2013

Annual Plan 2011-2012

Annual Plan 2010-2011

Meeting Agendas and Minutes

February 7, 2014 Agenda & Minutes

December 6, 2013 Agenda & Minutes

October 4, 2013 Agenda & Minutes

August 2, 2013 - Agenda & Minutes

Orange County Youth Served (2012-2013):

 

Program Name

# of Youth Served

Boomerang (YMCA)

160

Community Service and Restitution (VFY)
124

Family Advocacy Network (MHAT)

92

Mental Health Liaison

59

Psychological Services (MHAT)

24

Restorative Justice for Youth (DSC)

10

School Liaison (District Court Judges’ Office)

41

Teen Court (VFY)
52
Wrenn House (Haven House)
8
Young Warriors Program (Ligo Dojo)
25

Total Youth Served

595

 

Currently Funded Programs (2013-2014):

Boomerang

Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA

Program Type: Juvenile Structured

Brief Description: Boomerang is a resiliency-based alternative to short-term suspension that seeks to engage youth at risk for disconnection with their community by providing a supportive alternative environment for out of school time, offering resiliency-based training for professionals and other adults and advocating for community change that has enduring benefits for all adolescents. 

Community Service and Restitution

Volunteers for Youth, Inc.

Program Type: Restitution/Community Service

Brief Description: The Juvenile Community Service and Restitution Program works with Orange County youth who have committed offenses and are assigned community service hours.  Youth people are placed in nonprofit work sites throughout the county where volunteer supervisors oversee and evaluate their work.  The program coordinators also organize group events such as park clean-up projects that benefit the community.  Through this program, youthful offenders learn important lessons in responsibility and accountability and often develop positive relationships with their adult supervisors.  Young people are also taught valuable life and job skills while completing community service hours.

Family Advocacy Network

Mental Health America of the Triangle

Program Type: Parent/Family Skills Building

Brief Description: Family Advocates work 1:1 and in group settings with parents of at-risk youth who have mental health issues, learning disabilities, high-functioning Autism, or substance abuse to improve parenting skills and family/youth outcomes.  In addition to strengthening parenting skills, parents are taught appropriate and effective advocacy skills, how to connect to community resources and how to interact effectively with multiple systems, including juvenile justice and other courts, special education and treatment services.  FAN Advocates, who are also parents of special needs children, receive professional training in best practice models that are rooted in System of Care core values to deliver high quality services and supports to families. 

 

Juvenile Court/School Liaison

Administrative Office of the Courts – Judicial District 15B District Court Judges’ Office

Program Type: Interpersonal Skill Building

Brief Description: Monitors all court-involved students as to their school behavior and performance.  Identifies court-involved students who are at-risk of school suspension or drop-out and coordinates Youth Planning Conferences (YPCs) for these students.  YPCs bring together court and school representatives, parents, and other service providers to create and implement a plan to address problem behaviors.

Comprehensive Youth and Family Conflict Resolution & Victim-Offender Mediation

Dispute Settlement Center

Program Type: Mediation/Conflict Resolution

Brief Description: This program addresses the community need for a holistic approach to the needs of delinquent youth and their high conflict families for mediation but also interpersonal skill building.  Our flexible, year round program will offer juvenile victim-offender mediation, family conflict resolution intervention, and youth/family skill-building, including the needs of Low English Proficiency youth (LEPs).  Youth will be referred by court counselors, partner JCPC agencies, or through youth planning conferences, and will be referred to parent/teen classes and/or mediation.  The family conflict resolution and mediation classes will be six-week sessions held throughout the year which will focus on particular issues presented by the youth and their parents/guardians, with an expectation that participants will learn communication skills that will prevent future fighting and delinquent behaviors. 

Psychological Services

Mental Health America of the Triangle

Program Type: Psychological Assessments

Brief Description: Provides psychological evaluations and/or assessments for juvenile court involved youth to assist court in best recommendations for youth to minimize the likelihood of recidivism.

 

Teen Court

Volunteers for Youth, Inc.

Program Type: Teen Court

Brief Description: Teen Court is an alternative court program for middle and high school students based upon the principles of restorative justice.  First time offenders are tried and sentenced by a jury of their peers.  Fellow students take the roles of defense attorney, prosecutor, clerk of court, bailiff, or juror to carry out these proceedings.  Local attorneys volunteer to serve as Teen Court judges.  Youth offenders are sentenced to complete community service hours and jury duties on future Teen Court cases. 

Wrenn House

Haven House Inc.

Program Type: Runaway Shelter Care

Brief Description: Wrenn House is a 24 hour crisis intervention program designed to provide a temporary shelter environment for runaway, homeless, and in-crisis youth ages 10-17.  The program also serves youth at all levels of court involvement and acts as an alternative to detention center placement.

Young Warriors Athletic Scholarship Program

Ligo Dojo of Budo Karate

Program Type: Interpersonal Skill Building

Brief Description: Programming to promote interpersonal skill building for at-risk and court-referred youth through disciplined karate instruction and training.  Service delivery for court involved youth is minimally 20 classes over a 12 week period.  Program provides structured activity and skill building through health, self-discipline, and modeling appropriate behaviors in a group setting. 

 

If you would like more information, please contact Rebekah Rapoza at

919-245-2800 or rrapoza@orangecountync.gov