2010 Annual Report
DPC History and Accomplishments
Teens and Parents
The mission of the Delinquency Prevention Council is to bring Jefferson County together by mobilizing community involvement to prevent juvenile substance abuse and juvenile delinquency by promoting research-based substance abuse and delinquency prevention and intervention programs within the schools and community.
All children, youth, and families grow and prosper because a positive and healthy environment is provided through collaborative efforts of individuals, organizations, and institutions in Jefferson County communities.
To accomplish our mission and vision, we use the following five principles to guide our work:
- Strengthen the family in its role to instill moral principles and provide guidance and support to children.
- Support core social institutions, such as the schools, religious organizations, youth service agencies, and community organizations, in their role to develop capable, mature, and responsible youth.
- Recognize that delinquency prevention is the most cost- effective approach in addressing youth crime.
- Intervene immediately and effectively when delinquent behavior first occurs. Make sure that appropriate sanctions for such behavior are delivered in a timely fashion.
- Identify and control the small group of serious, violent, and chronic offenders through a range of graduated sanctions, up to placement in secure facilities when necessary.