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Juvenile Justice Institute

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The Juvenile Justice Institute (JJI) conducts research on juvenile justice issues to help North Carolina policy makers and practitioners make well-informed policy and program decisions to reduce crime and improve the juvenile justice system.  In addition, the Institute focuses on assisting public and non-profit agencies to incorporate evidence-based knowledge and practices into new and existing programs to improve performance and outcomes. Our approach stresses linking theory to practice, and consequently bridging the gap between science and service. 


The Mission of the Juvenile Justice Institute is to influence juvenile justice policy and practice by providing research, information, and technical assistance to juvenile serving agencies and members of the community.

Goals & Objectives

The primary goal of the Institute is to promote the exchange of information to support the prevention, intervention, and reduction of juvenile crime in North Carolina.  To facilitate this exchange of information, the Juvenile Justice Institute will:

  • Compile and disseminate information about best practices
  • Serve as a resource to the academic community, providing information about current programs and practice
  • Provide technical assistance and training for public agencies and non-profit groups
  • Provide training and research opportunities for students
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