The number and rate per 1,000 youth ages 10-17 at risk of delinquency or who have been adjudicated undisciplined or delinquent receiving services through the Juvenile Crime Prevention Councils (JCPCs).
JCPCs are responsible for planning and developing strategies to address and prevent juvenile delinquency and developing a local continuum of sanctions and services to address the issues of delinquent juveniles, youth at risk of delinquency and their families.
North Carolina Juvenile Justice Section: Juvenile Crime Prevention Council County Data Book.
North Carolina's juvenile justice system jurisdiction extends to youth ages 6-17 charged with status/undisciplined offenses and juveniles ages 6-15 charged with misdemeanors and felonies. Youth ages 16 and older charged with misdemeanors or felonies are prosecuted in adult courts.
Last updated July 2018.