About JCPC

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.

Department 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.