This purpose of The Catawba County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council is to coordinate the services of the various agencies trying to serve youth who are in trouble with the law or are at risk for difficulty with the law.
The council serves the needs of youth by:
- Identifying the problems and needs of youth in trouble with the law in Catawba County.
- Determining what programs exist to meet the needs.
- Recommending and supporting the continuation of existing effective programs and the creation of additional programs by which juvenile delinquecy and youth crime may be prevented.
- Monitoring and reporting on these programs for youth, which are designed to prevent institutionalization and provide alternative, community-based opportunities.