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Options for Reorganizing the Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice (November 2020)


Session Law 2019-236 tasked the Program Evaluation Division (PED) with collecting and examining data on five structural reconfigurations of the Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice (ACJJ) within the Department of Public Safety (DPS). Since 2012, ACJJ has been organizationally located within DPS. The division provides care, custody, and supervision for all adults and juveniles sentenced after conviction for violations of North Carolina law. Each reconfiguration of ACJJ analyzed in this study involves portions or all of the division either exiting DPS or becoming more independent within the department. As directed by the session law, the report does not endorse one option over other options but instead provides standalone and comparative information to allow legislators to determine which option, if any, would be appropriate to pursue.

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