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Juvenile Crime Prevention Council

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.

Juvenile Crime Prevention Council Information

Table: Boards & Commissions
DescriptionDeals with juvenile court issues. It is the intent of the General Assembly to prevent juveniles who are at risk from becoming delinquent.

The primary intent of this Subpart is to develop community-based alternatives to youth development centers and to provide community-based delinquency, substance abuse, and gang prevention strategies and programs. Additionally, it is the intent of the General Assembly to provide noninstitutional dispositional alternatives that will protect the community and the juveniles.

These programs and services shall be planned and organized at the community level and developed in partnership with the State. These planning efforts shall include appropriate representation from local government, local public and private agencies serving juveniles and their families, local business leaders, citizens with an interest in youth problems, youth representatives, and others as may be appropriate in a particular community. The planning bodies at the local level shall be the Juvenile Crime Prevention Councils. The Buncombe County Commissioners appoint up to seven members of the public.
Term Length2 years
Number of Terms2
Meeting Date3rd Thursday of every other month
Meeting Time8:30 to 10:00 a.m.
Meeting LocationVirtual Meeting

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Locate & Contact

Juvenile Crime Prevention Council of Buncombe County


Hannah Legerton
60 Court Plaza, 14th Floor
Asheville, NC 28801
P. (828) 250-4087

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8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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