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County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council to Host Community Conversation

Post Date:06/14/2018 12:00 PM

Durham, NC – Durham residents wanting to learn and share ways to improve plans and ideas on preventing delinquency among youth should register today to attend the upcoming Let’s Talk Community Conversation, led by the Durham County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council. The opportunity for residents, criminal justice professionals and local officials to connect will be hosted at the Hayti Heritage Center, located at 804 Fayetteville Street, on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, from 5-8 p.m. The event will include updates on the Raise the Age Initiative, North Carolina Juvenile Crime Prevention programs, a panel discussion and youth entertainment, including spoken word and music performances.


Attendees will enjoy an evening of engaging conversation about Durham’s successes in reducing juvenile crime and providing services to youth and families. The community panel will include:

  • Peggy D. Nicholson, Co-director of the Youth Justice Project at the Southern Coalition for Social Justice
  • Denene Hinton, Community Relations Specialist at Alliance Behavioral Healthcare
  • Dr. Daniel Kelvin Bullock, Executive Director for Equity Affairs at Durham Public Schools
  • State Representative Marcia Morey, current Representative of State District 30 and former Chief District Court Judge for Durham County


Attendees should RSVP for the event by visiting the Let’s Talk registration webpage. For more information about Let’s Talk, email Chair of the Durham County JCPC Nisha Williams at or call (919) 748-2964.


About the Durham County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council

The Juvenile Crime Prevention Council reviews the needs of Durham juveniles who are at risk of delinquency or who have been adjudicated, undisciplined, or delinquent, review and evaluate the resources available to address those needs, develop and implement a request for proposals process, and submit a written plan of action for the expenditure of juvenile sanction and prevention funds to the Durham Board of County Commissioners for its approval. 


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