Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2003, $198,700)
The purpose of the Juvenile Day Reporting Center is to increase school success and decrease court involvement in Durham County for long-term suspended court-involved middle school students. The Durham County Juvenile Day Reporting Center serves court-involved youth ages 11-17. The target population is juveniles that are adjudicated delinquent or undisciplined, intake diverted or at-risk. The Center provides additional sanction options to the courts through three program components: Academic, Saturday, and Summer Sessions. The program operates six days per week August through May and five days per week in June and July. Services provided focus on education, vocation, intervention, and prevention and are available for up to 18 middle school students who are either suspended short-term (10 days or less) or long-term (more than 10 days.) On Saturdays and in the summer, the Center serves middle and high school age youth by providing supervision, vocational skills training, and community service hours.