Justice Resources

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North Carolina Justice Center

Scales of JusticeThe North Carolina Justice Center is one of the state‚Äôs preeminent voices for economic and social justice. As a leading progressive research and advocacy organization, their mission is to eliminate poverty in North Carolina by ensuring that every household in the state has access to the resources, services and fair treatment it needs to achieve economic security.

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Misdemeanor Diversion Program

Police tapeThe Durham County Misdemeanor Program (MDP) is a 90 day diversion program that seeks to avoid a first arrest for many low-risk youth in Durham County, keeping youth out of the adult criminal system. North Carolina is the only state to prosecute all 16 and 17 year olds charged with criminal offenses in the adult criminal system.  In lieu of formal court processing, an incident report (IR) program has been initiated and eligible youth are referred by law enforcement to MDP.

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You & Five-O

You & Five-O logoYou & Five-O of Durham,LLC  prepares citizens for encounters with law enforcement. Our participants learn about their constitutional rights and how to safely interact with officers during vehicle and on-street encounters. Our primary objective is to promote mutual respect and understanding between citizens and law enforcement.

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Youth Justice Project

Youth with sports gearYouth Justice Project (YJP), a project of the Southern Coalition for Social Justice (SCSJ), works to ensure equity, fairness, and justice for youth in high-quality education, juvenile, and criminal systems:

Provides resources for stakeholders, Improves collaboration and communication among youth justice advocates, Increases awareness about youth justice issues, Supports directly impacted youth and communities to achieve youth justice reform.

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Kids Voting Durham

Voting boothsKids Voting Durham provides resources for students, teachers and parents about civic engagement and our responsibility as citizens. By hosting candidate forums, hands-on activities and a number of other fun programs, we are educating our community about how government works.

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Project Build

Project Build logoProject BUILD is a multidisciplinary gang prevention and intervention program that provides coordinated case management services and wrap-around intervention to youth and young adults ages 12 - 21 who are at high risk of gang involvement.

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Teen Court and Restitution

Group discussionTeen Court  is an alternative court for youth who commit first time misdemeanor offenses. Youth admitted to the Court are defended, prosecuted and judged by their peers and held accountable for their actions. The Restitution Program provides community service opportunities for adjudicated/diverted youth to repay the victims of their crimes.

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Open Data Policing NC

GraphOpen Data Policing NC  aggregates, visualizes, and publishes public records related to all known traffic stops to have occurred in North Carolina since January 1, 2002. North Carolina law requires all such agencies to report their data on a monthly basis to the NC Department of Justice; however, some datasets are incomplete or remain unreported.

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National Outreach

Paper chainThe Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) is the component of the U.S. Department of Justice responsible for advancing the practice of community policing by the nation's state, local, territorial, and tribal law enforcement agencies through information and grant resources.

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