JCPC annual meeting set for June 12

By Haywood County Public Information Office | Jun 10, 2014

The public is invited to attend the first annual Haywood County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Jun 12, 2014 at the Senior Resource Center, located at 81 Elmwood Way in Waynesville.

The annual meeting will highlight the work of the Haywood County JCPC and the four programs that received support, Aspire Day Treatment, COMPASS (HIGHTS), Hawthorn Heights (Barium Springs) and Project Challenge, during Fiscal Year 2013-14. Please RSVP to Torrie Murphy, JCPC chairperson, by 5 p.m., Tuesday, June 10.

The purpose of the Haywood County JCPC is to review the needs of youth in the county who are at risk of delinquency or who have been adjudicated undisciplined or delinquent. The Haywood JCPC annually reviews resources available to address those needs, prioritizes community risk factors and determines the services needed to address problem areas. The council then submits a funding plan to the Haywood County Board of Commissioners, based on a budget allocation from the N.C. Department of Public Safety, a 20 percent match by County government, and other local matching funds.

In 2013-14, the Haywood County JCPC received $143,039 in state funds and a local match of $39,288 and funded Aspire, COMPASS, Hawthorn Heights and Project Challenge based on proposals submitted to address the following:

  • Services such as mentoring, interpersonal/experiential skills, restitution/community service, structured day programming, specialized foster care, and temporary shelter care or group home;
  • Risk factors for juvenile delinquency and repeat delinquency, such as negative peer associations, parental supervision skills, school behavior problems, history of assaultive behavior, runaway, substance abuse, or need for further supervision.

Dinner will be provided by Kids at Work, a culinary arts program that works with at-risk youth. JCPC program representatives will be available to discuss their work and answer questions.

To RSVP, or for questions, please contact Torrie Murphy by phone, 828-356-2834, or email to tmurphy@mountainprojects.org .

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