Lenoir County JCPC. Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention - Center for the Prevention of School Violence. DJJDP - Center for the Prevention of School Violence. Center Vision.
Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention -Center for the Prevention
of School Violence
Every student will attend a school that is safe and secure, one that is free of fear and conducive to learning.
The Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention – Center for the Prevention of School Violence
serves as a resource center and “think tank” for efforts that are directed at guiding all of North Carolina’s youth toward becoming productive members of their schools and communities.
The percentage of students reporting the presence of gangs at school increased from 21 to 24 percent between 2003 and 2005.
Indicators of School Crime and Safety, 2006
Living Arrangements of Students that Self-Reported Ever Being a Gang Member
Average Grades Earned- PopnAverage Grades of Self-Reported Gang Members
Mostly F’s (3.3%) Mostly F’s (5.6%)
Mostly D’s (3.7%) Mostly D’s (8.3%)
Mostly C’s (25.6%) Mostly C’s (41.7%)
Mostly B’s (51.1%) Mostly B’s (41.7%)
Mostly A’s (13.7%) Mostly A’s (2.8%)
Relationship Between Self-Reporting Ever Being a Gang Member and Suspension from School, in the past 12 months
N=35 (who answered this question)
Are there gangs at your school? (students, %)
How often have gangs been involved in fights, attacks, or violence at your school in the past 6 months? (students, %)
No answer (58, 21.5%)
Never (46, 17.0%)
Once or twice a month (34, 12.6%)
Once or twice a week (7, 2.6%)
Almost every day (12, 4.4%)
Don’t know (113, 41.9%)
Safe Schools Pyramid
Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention – Center for the Prevention of School ViolenceEffective SchoolPractices
• Whole school-community effort
• Common language and understanding
• Professional development for all staff
• “Proven” programs
Every youth will live in a community that takes interest in, is involved with, and invests on behalf of all its youth.