Each year, the JCPC
conducts a planning process which includes a review of the needs of
juveniles in Davidson County who are at risk of delinquency or who have
been adjudicated undisciplined or delinquent, and reviews the resources
available to address those needs. The JCPC then prioritizes risk factors
for youth, for families and for the community and determines the
services needed to address those problem areas.
Next, the JCPC develops and publishes a request for
proposals and submits a written plan of action for expenditure of the
state allocated funds to the Board of County Commissioners for its
approval. In addition, the JCPC evaluates the performance of programs
for juveniles and the services they provide, works to increase public
awareness of the causes of delinquency and of strategies to reduce the
problem, develops strategies to intervene and appropriately respond to
and treat the needs of juveniles at risk of delinquency and provides
funds for services for treatment, counseling, or rehabilitation for
juveniles and their families.
of Public Safety Juvenile Justice Division (DPSJJD) Area Consultants
provide technical assistance and support to each Juvenile Crime
Prevention Council, to county governments for juvenile justice planning
and fiscal management and to local programs for program development and
compliance with operating and performance standards.
DPSJJD provides overall program planning and management to assure uniform service standards, coordinates and provides training and consultation for local staff, collects data, responds to legislators' and other requests for information or recommendations, and develops policies and procedures for the Division.