Keeping teens from turning to a life of crime

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Keeping teens from turning to a life of crime. The New Hanover County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council is working to prevent juveniles from committing crimes.

The council assess the needs of juveniles in the community, evaluates the performance of juvenile services and programs, and increases public awareness of the causes of delinquency and strategies to reduce the problem.

Judge J. Corpening, who is on the council, joined us on WECT News First at Four to talk about the program. He said juvenile crime is down in our community and the council is one of the reasons why.

The council is made up of several members who come from the business community, the education system and criminal justice system. Corpening said the council is in need of a few new members. To get involved, click here.

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