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Union County, North Carolina

Juvenile Crime Prevention Council

Member Name Position Title Term Date District Qualifications

Jim Chaffin

Parks & Recreation Representative

7/1/2016 - 6/30/2018

by virtue of profession

County Resident

Freda Coley

Director of DSS or designee

6/2/2014 - Indefinite Term

Designee

County Resident

Katie Dennehy

Person Under the age of 18

07/20/2015-06/30/2018

at large

County Resident/State Youth Council Representative if available

Kerri Fredheim

District Attorney or designee

3/4/2013 - Indefinite Term

Designee

County Resident

Donnie Gay

Chief of Police or designee

5/19/2014 - Indefinite Term

Designee

County Resident

Anna Goodwin

Juvenile Defense Attorney

7/1/2016 - 6/30/2018

by virtue of profession

County Resident

Ralph Ricci

Member of Business Community

10/03/16- 6/30/2018

by virtue of profession

County Resident

Tripp Helms

Chief District Judge or designee

6/15/2015 - Indefinite Term

Designee

County Resident

David McQueen

County Commissioner Appointee

12/18/17 - 6/30/2018

at large

County Resident

Angie Horne

County Commissioner Appointee

7/1/2015 - 6/30/2018

at large

County Resident

Michael James

County Manager or designee

6/15/2015 - Indefinite Term

Designee

County Resident

Teresa Holmes

Counselor

2/15/2016- 6/30/2018

by virtue of profession

County Resident

James Johnson, Jr.

County Commissioner Appointee

10/03/16- 6/30/2018

at large

County Resident

Monique Holt

County Commissioner Appointee

10/03/16 - 6/30/2018

at large

County Resident

Jarrod McCraw

School Superintendent or designee

10/6/2014 - Indefinite Term

Designee

County Resident

Rev. Phillip A. Morrison Member of Faith Community

10/03/16 - 6/30/2018

By virtue of Profession County Resident

Michael Gallagher

Local Sheriff or designee

3/4/2013 - Indefinite Term

Designee

County Resident

Rachel Patton

County Commissioner Appointee

7/1/2015 - 6/30/2018

at large

County Resident

Vacant Person Under the age of 18
at large County Resident/State Youth Council Representative if available

Stony Rushing

County Commissioner Representative

December 2018

at large

County Commmissioner Representative

Calvin Vaughan

Chief Court Counselor or designee

3/4/2013 - Indefinite Term

by virtue of profession

County Resident

Noel Thomas-Lester

Director, AMH/DD/SA or designee

10/03/16 - Indefinite Term

Designee

County Resident

Emily Westover

County Commissioner Appointee

7/1/2015 - 6/30/2018

at large

County Resident

Kristopher Westover

County Commissioner Appointee

07/20/2015-06/30/2018

at large

County Resident

Notes: If a member name cell is blank, it can mean either the current position and term are vacant, or the person who served in the capacity during the term date is still serving until a new appointment is made.

Legislation

Authority to Establish: North Carolina General Statute 143B-800-851

Number of Positions

26

Meeting Information

The JCPP meets the second Wednesday of every month at 8:30 a.m

CATA, Brewer Drive, Monroe, NC

About the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council

The General Statutes mandate the development of a local JCPC to develop community based alternatives to training school and to proven community based delinquency and substance abuse prevention strategies and programs. It is also the intent of the legislation to provide non-institutional dispositional alternatives for delinquent youth that will provide treatment to the youth and protection of the community.

Responsibilities

  • Review the needs of juveniles in the county who are at risk of delinquency or who have been adjudicated undisciplined or delinquent;
  • Review the resources available to address those needs;
  • Prioritize community risk factors;
  • Determine the services needed to address those problems areas;
  • Develop a request for proposal for services in need;
  • Submit a written funding plan to the County Commissioners for approval;
  • Evaluate program performance;
  • Increase public awareness of the causes of delinquency and strategies to reduce the problem;
  • Develop strategies to intervene, respond to and treat the needs of juveniles at risk of delinquency;
  • Provide funds for treatment, counseling, or rehabilitation services.

Membership

The JCPC shall consist of a membership composition as set forth below with not more than 26 members:

  • Local school superintendent or designee
  • Local Chief of Police or designee
  • Local Sheriff or designee
  • District Attorney or designee
  • Chief Court Counselor designee
  • Director of area mental health or designee.

The Board of County Commissioners shall modify the JCPC membership as necessary to ensure that council members reflect the racial and socioeconomic diversity of the community and to minimize potential conflicts of interest by members.

Contact Information

Clerk to the Board of Commissioners:
Lynn West, CMC
500 N. Main St., Room 914
Monroe, NC 28112

Phone: 704-283-3853
Email: west@unioncountync.gov