Juvenile Day Reporting Center

  • Director - Megan McKinnon 336.683.8213 email icon

Introduction:

Court-involved participants suspended from school are a growing and significant problem in Randolph and Montgomery Counties.  Students not only lose academic credit, but they are generally left on their own without adult supervision or impetus to change negative behaviors.  Project P.R.I.D.E. is designed in response to this and offers a comprehensive strategy to turn suspension into an opportunity for positive change.

This program is based on a developmental approach that teaches youth about consequences and they they are responsible for their behavior.  The program's concept is the belief that by placing a youth in a regimented, highly-structured, intensive treatment environment for short periods of time, they are more likely to learn about themselves as a whole person; physical, mental, and emotional abilities, as well as disabilities and possible treatment needs.  Through the use of continuous and cohesive structured work activities, as well as therapeutic treatment groups, youth can develop positive emotional, social, physical and mental attitudes that will help foster positive social behaviors.

Mission:

The mission of the Juvenile Day Reporting Center is to hold court-involved and court diverted youth accountable for their deviant/criminal behavior in a contained, intensive treatment environment while they continue their education.  Participants focus on becoming more responsible and productive citizens, which also heightens community safety.

Target Population:

Randolph and Montgomery County youth, ages 10-17.  The program is for court involved youth only, and is a condition of their probation, protective supervision, or diversion contract.  Short and long-term suspensions from school are taken also.

Services:

  • Regimented Program -  The Juvenile Day Reporting Center is developed around a regimented military style structured environment.  Formations, marching and adherence to standard rules are part of this structure.  All staff and participants are required to wear uniforms provided by the JDRC.
  • Educational Component -  Tutoring and completion of on-going school assignments are a regular part of the daily schedule, in order to help participants stay focused on education.  Instructors coordinate with teachers on academic needs and forward completed work back to the school.
  • Cognitive Behavior Intervention -  This instruction provides participants with tools to deal with everyday risk situations in a positive manner.  Anger management and ethics are also part of this instruction.
  • Substance Abuse Treatment/Education - Participants are provided substance abuse education, as well as individual assessment and counseling when needed.  All participants are tested for substance use on a weekly basis.
  • Physical Fitness -  Participants receive daily physical fitness training through circuit exercise routines, marching and practical exercises.
  • Parent Responsibility Group -  This six-week program, “Parents Taking Charge”, provides parents with effective parenting skills designed for these at-risk children.  Cognitive Behavior Intervention is also incorporated into this program.
  • Individual Counseling -  Instructor/Counselors provide feedback to participants on performance through routine counseling sessions.
  • Transportation -  Program transportation is available to all participants as needed.
  • Progress Reports - Instructor/Counselors develop daily and weekly progress reports on participants.  Progress reports are forwarded to court counselors, attorneys and other agencies to assist with further needs of participants.  

Program Results:  (as of June 2013)

  • 2,779 young people have come through our program
  • 100% of Court referred participants were accepted into the program.
  • 86% of participants were successfully reintegrated back into their respective school systems.
  • 91% did not commit any new criminal offenses while involved in the program.
  • 80% of participants utilized free transportation provided by the program.

 

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Contact Information
Juvenile DRC:
1520 N. Fayetteville St.
Asheboro, NC  27203
  • 336.683.8226
  • 336.683.8213
  • Fax: 336.683.8217
Adult DRC
145 Worth St.
Asheboro, NC 27203
  • 336.683.8211
  • 336.683.8210
  • Fax:336.625.2740
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