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About Us

Gaston JCPC has the responsibility to:

  • 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   problems areas
  • Develop a request for proposal for services in need
  • Submit a written funding plan to the county commissioners for approval
  • Evaluate program performance
  • Increase public awareness of the causes of delinquency and strategies to reduce the problem
  • Develop strategies to intervene, respond to and treat the needs of juveniles at risk of delinquency
  • Provide funds for treatment, counseling, or rehabilitation services.

Gaston JCPC Powers and Duties

  • To ensure that appropriate intermediate    dispositional options are available.
  • To provide funds for treatment of juveniles.
  • To increase public awareness of the causes of delinquency and strategies to reduce the problem.
  • To assess needs of juveniles in the local community.
  • To develop strategies for delinquency prevention through risk assessment.
  • To assess resources to meet the identified needs.
  • To develop or propose ways to meet those needs.
  • To plan for a permanent funding stream for delinquency prevention programs.
  • To evaluate program performance.