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NC Early Intervention Pre-Trial Program for Raise the Age Population

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $300,000)

The Juvenile Justice System Enhancements program will support efforts to enhance systems that address public safety by holding offenders accountable and supporting child victims. This includes the juvenile justice system as well as those agencies responsible for investigating and prosecuting online child exploitation. The North Carolina Department of Public Safety proposes to implement a pilot program in eight counties that will allow 16- and 17-year-olds to return to their communities safely until their court date. The pilot program, titled Early Intervention Pre-Trial, will provide an option to juvenile court counselors to release 16- and 17-year-olds alleged to have committed high-level crimes under intensive supervision rather than placing them in a detention facility. The Early Intervention Pre-Trial program will affect public safety by decreasing unnecessary and unintended consequences to the juveniles, allowing them to remain in school and employed while their alleged criminal behaviors are addressed. These efforts will enhance the overall juvenile justice system. CA/NCF

Date Created: October 22, 2020