Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC)

Meetings

  • 1 p.m.
  • Third Thursday of the month
  • Second Floor Training Room, David R. Sandifer Administration Building

Meeting Minutes

To receive a copy of previous JCPC minutes, email JCPC Meeting Coordinator Donna Cuneo.

Note: Minutes must be approved at a JCPC Board meeting before they are considered official and final. They are not posted online until they are approved.

Members

  • Sharon Flucker, JCPC Chairperson
    Term Expires: June 30, 2025
  • Kenneth Gamm
    Term Expires: June 30, 2025
  • Bonnie Jordan
    Term Expires: June 30, 2024
  • Lavar Marlowe
    Term Expires: June 30, 2024
  • Yvonne Pesce
    Term Expires: June 30, 2025
  • Erin Rutkowski
    Term Expires: June 30, 2025
  • Nicole Smithers
    Term Expires: June 30, 2025
  • Marty Cooke, Serving as a County Commissioner

JCPC Members as of January 10, 2024 (PDF)

About Us

Welcome to the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council, or JCPC! We partner with the North Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to galvanize community leaders, locally and statewide, to reduce and prevent juvenile crime. JCPC board members are appointed by the county Board of Commissioners and meet monthly; the meetings are open to the public, and all business is considered public information.

Mission Statement

To strengthen and support appropriate programs through incorporating prevention and intervention strategies in a comprehensive juvenile crime prevention effort.

Vision Statement

To promote community-wide commitment that will ensure the safety, security and quality of life for our children and their families.

JCPC Responsibilities

  • 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 proposals for services needed
  • Submit a written annual 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

Membership

All members serve 2-year terms.

  • Up to 7 members appointed by the Board of Commissioners
  • 2 persons under age 18
  • The person serving in each of the following positions, or his/her designee: School Superintendent, Chief of Police, Local Sheriff, District Attorney, Chief Court Counselor, MH/IDD/SA Director, Social Services Director, County Manager, Substance Abuse Professional, Member of the Faith Community, County Commissioner, Juvenile Defense Attorney, Chief District Court Judge, Member of the Business Community, Local Health Director, Representative of United Way or other non-profit, Parks and Recreation Representative.

Programs

Providence Home

Providence Home operates as the Emergency Shelter for youth in Brunswick County. Providence home is licensed by the State of North Carolina and is a member of the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council of Brunswick County The Family Emergency Teen Shelter began as an answer to the need expressed by professionals who worked with children at risk. Providence Home was established for Brunswick County youth who did not have an emergency residential facility available to them during a time of crisis, to be a safe and loving place for all who needed to come. Providence Home continues to fulfill its mission: To provide short-term and safe shelter to Brunswick County youth who, due to an emergency, high-risk or crisis situation, cannot remain with their families. The home provides shelter, food, and clothing; attends to the medical, educational, recreational, and spiritual needs of several hundred Brunswick County youth.

Find out more on the Providence Home website.