Juvenile Justice Program

Since 2018 the North Carolina the Conference of District Attorneys has received grant funding from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to implement and establish the Juvenile Justice Program. This program aims to support prosecutors, law enforcement officers, and other professionals in North Carolina who handle cases involving juveniles, especially after the state raised the age of juvenile court jurisdiction in December 2019. The NC Conference of District Attorneys uses this program to identify and research emerging issues in juvenile law, ensuring that their support and educational resources are current with the most recent information available.

The Juvenile Justice Program provides legal research, publishes articles, and offers training for prosecutors, law enforcement officers, and others involved in juvenile justice. Through this program, the NC Conference of District Attorneys assists prosecutors in court by responding to assistance requests with relevant statutes, case law, and drafting motions and memoranda. Additionally, the Juvenile Justice Program prosecutes juvenile cases with complex issues, like transferring cases to criminal superior court, in districts throughout North Carolina.

The Juvenile Justice Program is comprised of two juvenile court resource prosecutors and administrative professionals who are dedicated to the prosecution of offenses in juvenile court. 

If you would like to be added to the Juvenile Court Listserv, please send an e-mail request to Kyle Smith.

Below you will find resources relevant to the prosecution of juvenile cases:

How Can We Help?

The North Carolina Conference of District Attorneys offers a wealth of valuable information and assistance to prosecutors and their law enforcement partners. If you are unable to locate the answers you require, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team members. We are dedicated to providing guidance and direction to ensure that the needs of prosecutors are met with the utmost professionalism and respect.