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Juvenile Justice Institute Projects

Current Projects

Campus Community Coalition (C3): NCCU received funding from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to reduce substance abuse and prevent the transmission of HIV/AIDS among African-American young adults (ages 18-24) on the NCCU campus and in the surrounding community.  The mission of the NCCU Campus Community Coalition Program is to minimize risky behaviors and their negative consequences while building an environment that supports and encourages healthy behavioral choices among African-American young adults (ages 18- 24) on the North Carolina Central University campus and in the surrounding community.  This mission will be achieved through social norms campaigns and environmental strategies aimed to reduce alcohol and drug use and high-risk sexual practices. NCCU is partnering with Durham TRY to implement this project.

Disproportionate Minority Contact in Durham CountyThe Juvenile Justice Institute is facilitating the development of an action plan to assist Durham Public Schools, the Durham Police Department, and the Durham Sheriff’s Office address the disproportionate number of minority youth referred to the juvenile justice system. JJI is providing training to stakeholder groups on DMC, school disciplinary processes, and race relations. The purpose of this program is to reduce DMC by reducing school based referrals for minor infractions that could be handled through the school disciplinary process. 

Past Projects

Training & Technical Assistance

  • Community Resource Manual for Durham NC (2013)
  • Restorative Justice Roundtable Discussion (2013)
  • DMC in Durham County Conference (2013)
  • Connecting the Dots Summit: Short-Term School Suspensions and Court Involvement (2012)
  • The NC REAP Conference: Juvenile Re-entry; School Suspensions and Referrals to Juvenile Court (2010)
  • Gangs in the New Millennium: Challenges for Juvenile Justice, Law Enforcement, Social Agencies and the Community (2009)
  • Raising the Age of Juvenile Jurisdiction: Balancing System Change with Youth Success and Public Safety (2008)
  • Disproportionate Minority Contact: Finding Solutions (2007)

Policy Research Reports

 
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