SJP Resources

Resources for chief district court judges to convene meetings with local community partners and collaborators.

NCAOC SJP PolicyThe purpose of this policy is to comply with S.L. 2017-57 § 16D.4.(aa) (“Juvenile Justice Reinvestment Act”), which became effective July 1, 2017, and requires the director of the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts (NCAOC) to “[p]rescribe policies and procedures for chief district court judges to establish school justice partnerships with local law enforcement agencies, local boards of education, and local school administrative units with the goal of reducing in-school arrests, out-of-school suspensions, and expulsions.”

SJP Stakeholders QuotesQuotes from SJP stakeholders, including the Judicial Branch, Executive Branch, Juvenile Justice, schools, and law enforcement.

SJP Fact SheetThe Fact Sheet provides a brief overview of School Justice Partnerships in North Carolina.

SJP ToolkitNCAOC has developed a Toolkit for chief district court judges and other stakeholders. The Toolkit provides resources to help community partners develop and implement the SJP, including action lists, timelines, a model agreement, and templates for other necessary documents.

School Justice Partnership National Resource CenterThe School Justice Partnership Project (NCJFCJ)
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) was awarded funding by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to support the School Justice Partnership Project. The purpose of this project is to enhance collaboration and coordination among schools, mental and behavioral health specialists, law enforcement, and juvenile justice officials to help students succeed in school and prevent negative outcomes for youth and communities.

N.C. Department of Public InstructionThe North Carolina Department of Public Instruction / State Board of Education (SBE) website reports annually on dropout events and rates, suspensions and expulsions, reassignments for disciplinary purposes, uses of corporal punishment, alternative learning program enrollments, and school crime and violence. SBE reports provide statewide data and data for each North Carolina Local Education Agency (LEA).

N.C. Department of Public Safety, Juvenile Justice SectionThe goal of the Juvenile Justice Section is to reduce and prevent juvenile delinquency by effectively intervening, educating, and treating youth in order to strengthen families and increase public safety. DPS provides information about community programs, court services, juvenile facility operations, and clinical services and programs. Juvenile Crime Prevention Councils (JCPCs) offer community-based programs in all 100 counties. Visit the DPS website to view community-based programs by county. 

Youth Justice ProjectThe Youth Justice Project (YJP) of the Southern Coalition for Social Justice provides data about racial disparities in North Carolina school discipline practices. YJP has created a Racial Equity Report Card for the state as a whole and for each local public school district. The report cards are intended to be used as starting points for community education and discussion about racial disproportionality, its causes, and possible solutions. Visit the site to access your community’s report card.

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