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JCPC-Juvenile Crime Prevention Counsel-Project Rise

Project Rise

The purpose of this program is to assist youth in becoming problem solvers, using pro-social behaviors, and demonstrating respect and awareness of the consequences of their actions on others and their own lives, in order to avoid future court involvement or undisciplined behavior. It focuses on developing social skills required for an individual to interact in a positive way with others.
 
The basic skills model begins with an individual's goals, progresses to how these goals should be translated into appropriate and effective social behaviors, and concludes with the impact of the behavior on the social environment.
 
Project Rise serves youth who are engaging in delinquent or undisciplined behavior, involved with Juvenile Justice System or at-risk for involvement. Students ages 10-17 participate in this program for 16 weeks. It is a collective effort from the student and the parent for this program to be effective.
 

JCPC Contact/Project Rise Coordinator

Megan Webster
Office- West McDowell Middle School
828-652-3390


Each 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.

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.
 

Juvenile Crime Prevention Council members work to fund these types of services and programs in their local communities:

 
  • Assessment Programs
  • Clinical Evaluation and Psychological Assessment ProgramsClinical Treatment Programs
  • Sex Offender Assessment and Counseling
  • Home-Based Family Counseling
  • Counseling ProgramsCommunity Day Programs
  • Juvenile Structured DayResidential Programs
  • Residential Services ProgramsRestorative Programs
  • Mediation/Conflict Resolution
  • Restitution
  • Teen Court Structured Activities Programs
  • Skill Building