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<br />ORANGE COUNTY <br />BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS <br /> <br />ACTION AGENDA ITEM ABSTRACT <br /> Meeting Date: June 16, 2020 <br /> Action Agenda <br /> Item No. 8-g <br /> <br />SUBJECT: JCPC Certification for FY 2020-2021 <br /> <br />DEPARTMENT: Social Services <br /> <br /> <br />ATTACHMENT(S): <br />1. NC Department of Public Safety <br />Juvenile Crime Prevention Council <br />Certification <br /> <br />2. Juvenile Crime Prevention Council <br />County Plan 2020-2021 <br />INFORMATION CONTACT: <br />Nancy Coston, 245-2802 <br />Sharron Hinton, 245-2840 <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />PURPOSE: To approve the Orange County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC) <br />Certification and County Plan for FY 2020-2021. <br /> <br />BACKGROUND: Orange County receives $359,096 from the NC Department of Public Safety <br />to provide program services to juvenile offenders through the JCPC. This amount has <br />increased by $81,365 from FY 2019-2020 in response to the Juvenile Justice Reinvestment Act <br />(aka Raise the Age). The County is required to provide a 30% match which totals $107,729, <br />that was included in the Manager’s recommended budget. (Note: The attached funding grid <br />reflects the County match as well as other local dollars awarded to the program agencies.) <br /> <br />Every JCPC in the State of North Carolina must be certified to perform the legislated duties <br />outlined in the North Carolina General Statutes. The certification verifies that the local JCPC <br />has completed the following responsibilities in its efforts to function within the guidelines of <br />legislation: <br />• Membership: positions are filled and appointed by the County Commissioners with <br />staggered terms; <br />• By-laws: the JCPC has current bylaws; <br />• Policies and Procedures: the JCPC has written policies and procedures for funding of <br />programs and conflict of interest; <br />• Leadership: the JCPC has a Chair and Vice-Chair at a minimum; <br />• Minutes: minutes of meetings are recorded and maintained; <br />• Meetings: the JCPC meets at least bi-monthly and a majority of members is required to <br />conduct business; <br />• Program Monitoring/Evaluation: the JCPC monitors and evaluates all funded programs; <br />• Media and Requests for Proposal (RFP): the JCPC communicates through the media <br />and by written RFP the availability of funding to all public and private non-profit agencies <br />and interested community members that serve at-risk children and their families; <br />• Public Awareness: the JCPC announces meetings in advance to the public and makes <br />the community aware of the results of the planning process; <br />1