Youth Services

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Providing Positive Opportunities for Justice-Involved Individuals

 Youth services meeting

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Program Description:  

  • provides coordination of and administrative support to community-wide collaboration efforts that reduce and prevent juvenile crime and gang activity in Durham.
  • The Juvenile Crime Prevention Council reviews the needs and corresponding resources of youth who are at risk of or have become delinquent, and develops strategies to intervene and support Durham’s youth.
  • The Gang Reduction Strategy convenes community leaders to monitor prevention, intervention and suppression efforts to reduce gang-related crime and violence.
  • The Misdemeanor Diversion Program (MDP) serves young persons between the ages of 16-21.  In lieu of formal court processing, an incident report is initiated by law enforcement for first-time, nonviolent misdemeanor incidents and the youth is referred to MDP.  The 90-day diversion program gives young people an immediate consequence for their actions, while still allowing them to avoid an adult criminal record. 

More information

Juvenile Crime Prevention Council

Gang Reduction Strategy

Misdemeanor Diversion Program