JCPCJCPC<p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>JUVENILE CRIME PREVENTION COUNCIL - 26 members </strong><br>Appointed by the Board of Commissioners<br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Members</span>:       appointments are made for two-year terms.  Except for ex officio members required by state statute to serve on the Council, members may be reappointed two additional terms with a total limit of six years service.  Membership shall represent all geographic areas of the County.  The voting membership, which is up to ​​26 members, shall include if possible: local School Superintendent or designee; Chief of Police; local Sheriff; District Attorney or designee; Chief Court Counselor or designee; Director of Mental Health or designee; Director of Social Services or designee; <strong>County Manager</strong> or designee; substance abuse professional; member of the faith community; <strong>County Commissioner</strong>; 2 persons under age 18 (one of whom is a member of the State Youth Council); juvenile defense attorney; Chief District Court Judge, or designee judge; member of the business community; Health Director or designee; United Way or nonprofit agency representative; parks and recreation representative; and up to 7 members appointed by the County Commission.  Membership term of office shall be July through June.  The JCPC committee shall recommend to the Commissioners a replacement to fill an unexpired term.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Purpose</span>:        access the needs of at-risk youth in Burke County giving particular attention to the offenders on a continuing basis.  They also assist the county in planning delinquency prevention programs and recommending community based alternatives to becoming involved in the justice system.  Finally, they evaluate programs receiving community based alternatives funds or recommend new programs for JCPC funds to meet continued need.​​​</p>

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