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DJJDP News EXPRESS

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                              Michael F. Easley                                           George L. Sweat
                              Governor                                                    Secretary

                     1801 Mail Service Center             Raleigh, NC 27699-1801              (919) 733-3388

                     Issue 5                                                                      June 29, 2001

We hope you find the following information beneficial as we work to keep you informed of news within the Department of
Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. You may also find this news bulletin under the “DJJDP News” link, on our web
site at www.juvjus.state.nc.us.


MESSAGE FROM THE SECRETARY
George L. Sweat
                          Last month, I unveiled my vision to reduce the number of commitments to our youth development
                          centers by 100 each year for the next three fiscal years. As we continue to talk about the impact of
                          my vision on DJJDP, I want to share with you one of my favorite stories. One summer day, an
                          elderly gentleman was walking down the beach. Along the shore were hundreds and hundreds of
                          starfish, which had washed ashore. As the old man made his way down the shoreline, he stooped
                          down, and with all his might, he tossed a starfish back into the salt water. As he continued this
                          challenge, two young men approached from further down shore and laughed at the old man
                          because they saw how futile his efforts were as he tossed the hundreds of starfish, littered on the
                          beach, back in the ocean. As they passed by the man, one of the young men yelled at him, "Old
                          man, can't you see there are hundreds of starfish out here, do you think you're going to make a
                          difference for all of them?" The elderly gentleman bent down and carefully cradled another starfish
                          in his hand, and while tossing it back into the ocean, he said, “ No, but I bet this one thinks so!"

                         The reason I like this story is that it reminds me of you, the 1,800 plus employees in the Department
of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. I can visualize you picking up a lost youth of our state who thinks running
away from home is the answer. I see you sitting in your office, or maybe standing on the street corner, trying to convince one
of your probationary youth that going to school is critical to their success. And just like the hundreds of starfish in trouble on
the beach, we have hundreds of youth who are in trouble in every corner of this state and in all points in between.

Occasionally, I hear from parents and even youth who, in their own unique way, tell me how important an influence you have
been in their lives. I’ve been told how you’ve said to a youth locked behind the closed door, ”I believe in you; don't give up; I'm
counting on you!” I’ve heard how you've been working for several weeks to get that one hard to handle youth to realize they
can do math or read just like the other students. And then one day, they realize they CAN do it—just like the other students. I
could go on and on with the stories of youth who have washed ashore in the journey of life only to find that the island they've
landed on, with the exception of you, deserted, or worse yet, inhabited by individuals who plan to use, abuse, and in short,
destroy their lives. But because you are there reaching down to pull them up, they are able to make it in life.

Unfortunately, we probably won't save all the youth we come in contact with every day. But it is important that we reach our
starfish early in life—just as they start to wash ashore. Through early intervention and prevention we will be able to toss them
into the protective arms of their communities. As you and your local communities continue to take ownership in juvenile
justice and delinquency prevention efforts at the local level, just like the elderly gentlemen who stooped down and stretched
out his hand, you will continue to make a difference in the lives of many youth you touch; and we will reach our vision of
lowering youth development center commitments.

In this career, I know it can be a tough job day after day, and one day may be worse than the next day, but hopefully, you will
remember the faces of the youth you’ve met through the years. Those are starfish you’ve helped survive. Thank you for
making a difference.
                         DJJDP News EXPRESS

Suspended Student Bill Signed into Law
                             Secretary Sweat was on hand when Governor Easley signed Senate Bill 71 into law. The bill,
                             which is an initiative to keep suspended students off the streets, establishes as many as five
                             pilot programs through the State Board of Education in cooperation with the Department of
                             Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Each
                             pilot program will include a plan for supervising students who are on short-term suspension,
                             defined as less than ten days.

                             The bill was the initiative of Attorney General Roy Cooper, and was sponsored by Rep. Phil
                             Baddour (D-Wayne), and Sen. Charles Carter (D-Buncombe). “Children who have discipline
                             problems are likely to commit more serious crimes later, and they are the ones we need to catch
                             early,” said Cooper. “This new law will help catch those children who are at crossroads between
                             learning from their mistakes and starting a pattern that will turn to crime.” Assistant Secretaries
                             Donn Hargrove and Ken Foster are representing DJJDP on the Suspended Student Bill
                             committee. The first meeting was held on June 26, 2001 at the Attorney General’s
                             Office.


GOV. EASLEY GETS AN ART LESSON FROM DURHAM YOUTH
WHILE ANNOUNCING CRIME COMMISSION GRANTS
More than 8 Million Will Address the Needs of AT-Risk Youth
Students participating in the Juvenile Day Reporting Center at Lakeview School in
Durham, North Carolina lent their art brushes to Governor Mike Easley this month,
during the Governor’s official stop at the school to announce $24.5 Million Dollars in
Crime Commission Grants.

In his State of the State address, Easley directed the Governor’s Crime Commission to
direct grant money towards at-risk youth by funding more alternative learning programs
across the state. The GCC approved more than $8 million in funding for alternative
learning programs, which give students an opportunity to continue their education if they are suspended from school for more
than ten days.

Durham’s Juvenile Day Reporting Center at Lakeview School is a Durham County Criminal Justice Resource Center
program. The GCC awarded the Center $239,395 in funds this year.

“Alternative learning programs give students a better opportunity to become productive, responsible citizens,” said Easley.
“We have a choice—we can fund these types of programs now, or we can spend the money on prisons down the road.”

Students at the Center told Gov. Easley their successes in alternative education. One teen was ready to transition back into
her home school; another student’s grades soared while in the program, as he had perfect attendance for the first time ever in
                                 school.

                                  This year’s GCC funds will be disbursed among 215 local and state agencies in North
                                  Carolina. Types of initiatives being funded include: After school and summer programs;
                                  Intervention programs for youth already involved with court system; Technologies, such as
                                  the Criminal Justice Information Network, that enable agencies to easily access court-
                                  related information; and Direct assistance to crime victims, especially of domestic violence.




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                                                       The students at Lakeview school, Secretary Sweat, and the Durham
                                                       Court Counseling office (pictured left with Governor) also learned
                                                       something about the Governor during his visit. He’s quite artistic.

                                                       Editor’s Note: DJJDP had just over 100 students graduate from high
                                                       school this month at our Youth Development Centers. These youth all
                                                       received their GED certificates. This is another example of successful
                                                       Alternative Education programming.




DJJDP YOUTH PARTICIPATE IN ONE WEEK UNIVERSITY PROJECT
Forty-five students, comprised of boys and girls from statewide Governor’s
One on One, Support Our Students (SOS), local JCPC initiatives, multi-
purpose group homes, and Teen Court learned the benefits of college life
this month, as participants in the One-Week University Program at
Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) June 24-29.

This DJJDP Special Initiative, in partnership with ECSU, takes away the
college fantasy for these youths, and makes it a reality. “This experience
provides a greater inventory of options, as each student sees him/ herself
as a college student,” said One Week project coordinator, Claude Odom,
Ed.D. “ We want this to plant seeds in the minds of youth, in the hope
that their interest in academics and the fun of college might bloom.”

For one week the students enrolled at ECSU, attended classes, and lived
in a college dorm. Occasionally, they could have interacted with other college students on campus. The academic schedule
includes 50-minute classes in Communications, Global Sense (History/ Civics), Science, and Music. In Global Sense class,
the curriculum featured the different educational, economic, and religious cultures of the seven continents; one student points
out that “it is easier to get into college here, in North America”. Already, on the first day, a youth began to place herself in the
college atmosphere, imagining herself there, grasping the possibility.

                                      After classes, students were exposed to area sites such as the planetarium, aquarium, a
                                      dinner cruise, and the beach. Evening events were structured to envelope students in
                                      the social aspects of college. The culmination of the Program occurred Friday, as
                                      students participated in a graduation procession, while wearing their graduation T-shirts.

                                      The SOS-funded operation gathered volunteers from across the state to accompany
                                      youth and act in a counselor capacity. One SOS volunteer took one-week off without
                                      pay to attend the event. Many volunteers use their vacation time, citing their belief in the
                                      Program and what it can accomplish.

Ms. Mildred Vanterpool, Edenton Governor’s One on One Director, volunteered all week long. She and Odom explained that
many children, especially those from the Western part of the State, had never seen the Atlantic Ocean before this event. This
Program, if nothing else, broadens their horizons and expands their conceptualization of the world and their place in it.

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Vanterpool recounted stories of long distance pen pals who met during the Program. “This Program creates friendships,
increases communication, and breaks down walls.”

And the concept works, graduates from One Week University have later gone on to
enroll at ECSU, NC State University, Saint Augustine’s, and the University of Virginia.

Congratulations One-Week University graduates! We know you didn’t want to leave on
Friday because it was such a great experience, but you have four fabulous college
years ahead of you in the future. We look forward to seeing your names on college
rosters in years to come.

Teen Court Setting an Example in Youth Responsibility
Scotland County Youth Teaching the Teen Court Ropes
                                             Scotland county teen court volunteers packed their legal briefcases recently and
                                             hit the road to teach other counties the benefits of a teen court program. This
                                             month, Scotland County attorney Christopher Wood, and four “teen attorneys”
                                             conducted a teen court training session in Gaston County, so that volunteers
                                             there will be ready July 10th when they begin their own teen court sessions.

                                             DJJDP’s teen court program is growing in North Carolina, with 32 active
                                             programs. Gaston County is the latest NC County that wants to participate in the
                                             successful intervention program that serves as an alternative to juvenile court.
                                             (Photo on left is courtesy of the Gaston Gazette. It was taken during
                                             Scotland County’s Teen Court Training session in Gastonia.)

Defendants in Teen Court are first-time offenders who have committed misdemeanors, and have admitted their guilt. The
entire judicial process is teen operated, except for one adult judge. The prosecution, the defense attorneys, and the juries
are all teen peers. There is no deciding guilt or innocence, but rather the most appropriate punishment for the teen.
Sentences may include community service work, the requirement to sit on future teen court juries, attendance at educational
seminars, behavioral counseling, or payment of monetary restitution. Defendants may also be subject to curfews, required to
write letters of apology or other rehabilitative measures as deemed appropriate by the jury or imposed by the judge.

Last year, NC teen court program imposed 28,324 in community service hours, students wrote 540 apology letters, and over
1,600 students served as youth volunteers. Scotland’s Teen Court program has also seen it successes, and a growth in
student volunteers. Many of the young people representing their peers are now aspiring to be judges and lawyers in their
future professional careers.

Teen court promotes responsibility, consequences, second chances, and now friendships in other NC counties. Scotland
County volunteers say Gaston County volunteers are well prepped and are ready to say, “All rise, teen court is now in
session.” If you would like more information about teen court, please e-mail DJJDP’s teen court coordinator at
george.holden@ncmail.net.

DJJDP Holds Comprehensive Strategy Work Session with National OJJDP Officials
DJJDP Receives Praise, Works on Plans to Assist Local Communities
A three-day, GCC-funded work session in Burlington, NC this month, which was sponsored by DJJDP’s
Intervention/Prevention Division, helped DJJDP staff identify ways to assist communities and local governments in developing
effective juvenile service programs, using the National Comprehensive Strategy Approach.



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The Comprehensive Strategy unites all areas of juvenile justice: Intervention and Prevention, Youth Development Services,
Special Initiatives, Administrative Services, etc. under a community-specific plan developed by each individual community.
Each community develops a “big picture” plan to address juvenile delinquency issues by combining phases of services
available in their communities. Each Juvenile Crime Prevention Council is directed by the Juvenile Code to create such a
plan. These plans describe the phases of delinquency and determine appropriate steps to take in order to halt the behavior.

Presenters included John Tuell, Deputy Director of the US Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, State
Relations and Assistance Division; James C. (Buddy) Howell, former Director of the US OJJDP Research and Program
Development Division and the author of the Guide to Implementing the Comprehensive Strategy for Serious, Violent and
Chronic Juvenile Offenders; and Dennis Wagner from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency.

                             John Tuell (Pictured Left) opened the presentation with
                             complimentary and encouraging remarks regarding the
                             progress North Carolina has made in implementing the
                             Approach. According to Tuell, our state is doing well and
                             should be applauded for our efforts in the comprehensive
                             strategy of planning and evaluation. Buddy Howell (Pictured
                             Right) provided insight into the development of a continuum of
                             prevention services, immediate interventions; intermediate
                             community sanctions; secure treatment and aftercare
services. Dennis Wagner followed with information on risks and needs assessments and development of a system of
planning and evaluation based on adequate information.

The following 2 days of the retreat were devoted to work sessions. Susan Whitten, I/P Program Director, and Kathy Dudley,
I/P Special Projects Manager, planned the Intervention/Prevention work retreat in conjunction with Jim Palmer and Ron
Mangum from the UNC-CH School of Social Work Jordan Institute. Dr. Howell was a major contributor to the planning of the
retreat. Participants included area administrators, consultants and representative chief court counselors from the 4 I/P areas.

                                        During the work session, participates updated the JCPC annual planning process and
                                        document. The original North Carolina Annual Plan for Juvenile Crime Prevention
                                        Councils was implemented and completed in 100 counties during FY2000-01. David
                                        Shavel of Developmental Research and Programs,Inc. and Susan T.Whitten of
                                        DJJDP developed this plan. The model combined elements of the Communities that
                                        Care community development model and the OJJDP Comprehensive Strategy. The 2
                                        models were blended for use in North Carolina to match the requirements of the NC
                                        Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 1998.

                                       Other work produced includes a revised monitoring process and related instruments
                                       for JCPC and I/P staff to use in monitoring the 700 program components funded
statewide. Participants also worked to produce a rough draft proposal to identify and provide basic services in all
communities in North Carolina. The proposal begins to identify and establish appropriate services in communities in a
systematic manner across North Carolina.

Forms that were developed at the retreat will be available for use during FY2001-02in Intervention/Prevention Area Offices,
and will be posted on the DJJDP Web Page in July. DJJDP is also preparing a proposal requesting US OJJDP technical
assistance to provide support from NCCD for continued implementation of the risks and needs assessment process and for
collection and use of data to plan and evaluate services.




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BLADEN COUNTY JCPC IS SPREADING ITS MESSAGE TO COMMUNITY
A Media Relations Success Story
Preventing Juvenile Crime and Delinquency Prevention isn’t just peanuts in
Bladen County—it’s big news. This month, the Bladen County JCPC held
a luncheon to inform community leaders what the JCPC is doing for its
youth in Bladen County. Governor’s One-On-One Director, Rebecca
Eagles was the keynote speaker.

JCPC chairman, Bill Turner, made sure the town’s daily newspaper was on
the guest list as well. “It’s extremely important that JCPCs remember to
include the local media on the guest list for their community meetings
because as a council we can only inform a few people of our successes,
but a reporter’s story of our event can reach the entire county in just one
article.”

The Bladen County JCPC is learning the art of media relations, and how it
can impact their key messages. Before each meeting, someone from the council places a call to the local reporter, and
sends the newspaper a media advisory stating the five key journalism rules of thumb. Who? What? When? Where? and
Why? For this JCPC meeting, the Bladen Journal reporter ran a story with a photo, and even included the article on the
newspaper’s web site.

                                            At June’s community event, JCPC funded programs gave highlights of their
                                            programs to community leaders while Rebecca Eagles was able to highlight the
                                            benefits of mentoring programs like Governor’s One-on-One and how it can play a
                                            key role in reducing the number of teens admitted to Youth Development Centers.

                                            As a thank you for attending, Turner gave Rebecca a huge bag of peanuts, which
                                            is an agricultural staple around Bladen County. (Pictured Left)

                                            (Above Right Photo pictured left to right: Bill Turner, Bladen JCPC chair, Cindy
                                            Holmes, DJJDP Area Consultant, Jeanette Wyche, District 13 Chief Court
                                            Counselor, Berline Graham, JCPC member, Rex Gore, JCPC member and
                                            District 13 District Attorney, and Rebecca Eagles.

CPSV COMPLETES SAFE SCHOOL REVIEW
The Center for the Prevention of School Violence just completed a review of each school district’s safe school plan. School
districts in North Carolina are required by law to submit, to the Department of Public Instruction, their district-specific safe
school plans every two-three years. The recently completed review focused on plans, which were enhanced from the
baseline plans submitted in 1998; enhancements included more focus on at-risk youth and alternative education.
Information generated from this review will be available from the Center later this summer and will be put forth to aid the next
planning cycle. Please contact Billy Lassiter (billy.lassiter@ncmail.net) at the Center if you have questions about how safe
school planning is conducted.

Policy Manager and Court Counselors Embark on Policy Manual Rewrite
Policy Manager Virginia E. Pirrello and a committee of court counselors convened their first meeting earlier this month to
begin the process of revising the Juvenile Justice Procedures Manual, often referred to as the “Blue Book.” For court

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counselors, this publication is an operations manual.

This will be the first revision since the passage of the Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 1999, which moved the court counselor
program from the Administrative Office of Courts to the DJJDP. AOC published the original JJPM in 1968, with revisions in
‘77, ‘82 and ‘91. Pirrello, who is facilitating the DJJDP policy development process, explains that because of the reform of the
juvenile justice system, major sections of the current issue of the JJPM are no longer germane; many of the statutes have
been revised. That leaves court counselors with no single source for guidance on appropriate procedures and policies.

“My role in this is to assist Wayne Dixon, who is chairing this committee, in developing user-friendly policies, which may be
easily used on a day-to-day basis,” Pirrello said. “At the end of this process, we will have a kind of playbook, which ensures
that all court counselor practices comply with state statutes and our departmental philosophy.”

Chairman Dixon says his goal is to develop procedures that will provide operational consistency and institutional alignment
where appropriate, with flexibility to meet the needs of all of the users. The committee members said they intend to solicit a
large amount of input from court counselors all over the state.

Research and Planning Release First Publication of DJJDP Statistics

Among the many people curious about North Carolina’s juvenile justice system are university faculty and students doing
research, other state agencies, legislators, grant writers, and the general public. Because DJJDP previously existed as
divisions in other agencies, it has always been difficult to obtain data on youth served from one location. One of the reasons
that the legislature created DJJDP was to help coordinate many efforts within the juvenile justice system, including the
collection of data on youth being served by the many programs and facilities within the state.

“The Research and Planning Section is pleased to send you the first Statistical Bulletin published for our agency,” Nancy
Lowe, Chief of the Research, Planning, Policy and Grants Section, wrote recently in the data release. “This bulletin contains
existing data for calendar year 2000 from all divisions.” The Statistical Bulletin is now available on the DJJDP web site. Tara
Minter, research associate, led in compiling the data and developing the publication.

You can pull up a copy of the Statistical Bulletin by clicking on the yellow scrolling bar that reads, “Click here for latest
Department statistics”. For more information call Tara Minter at 733-3388 or email her at tara.minter@ncmail.net.

DJJDP Teachers and Psychologists Team Together for New Program Training
In July, ten Youth Development staff will participate in a weeklong training session that will give them skills to conduct a
cognitive-behavioral program for youth in our Development Centers. Dr. Martin Pharr and Dr. Jane Young have developed
teams of two from each center who will participate in the training: one education staff member and one psychologist. These
teams will then return to their centers to teach the program to students. Successful trainers may later be invited to be a
trainer of other teachers and staff, following their successful certification in the program.

The program, called “Reasoning and ReActing” is a structured, intensive cognitive behavioral approach to facilitate change in
adolescent behavior. The approach focuses on thinking skills and attempts to replace deeply entrenched maladaptive
thinking patterns with cognitive skills that can promote pro-social choices. The program is delivered over approximately 60
one-hour sessions. These sessions are designed to be entertaining and interactive, focus on issues with material that is
relevant for youth, and be delivered with a style and pace that will keep youth engaged and attending.

This training is being provided through a federal grant administered by the Department of Public Instruction.




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Project Challenge Challenging Youth And Staff
Secretary Sweat traveled to Little Switzerland, North Carolina June 26th to speak with staff from Project Challenge, law
enforcement, and court counseling during a three-day retreat. The linking theme of the workshops was teambuilding, which
is right in line with the program’s own mission for its youth.

Project Challenge, an alternative-community based program, serves court adjudicated kids, and strives to help youth become
confident, productive members of their community. The program promotes community service through volunteerism in Habitat
for Humanity, Special Olympics, Operation Lamb, visits to elderly, as well as other worthwhile community service projects.
Project Challenge works on character building. The felling of giving of one’s self to others is taught to participants. The
Program helps them understand that their time and talents are very needed resources in the lives of those around, in their
communities.

Project Challenge also provides the youth with a 3-day Outward Bound style-backpacking trip that builds teamwork,
cooperation, self-reliance and a sense of accomplishment.

Project Challenge, under the leadership CEO Gordon Keith, is operational in 40 counties, primarily in the Western and
Northeastern parts of the State. This year the program is certainly proud of its recidivism rate of 11 percent, which could
possibly be one of the lowest in the county for community restitution programs.

For more information on Project Challenge, and to see if the program is in your county, go to www.projectchallengenc.org

FROM THE HEARTS of OUR CHILDREN, AND THOSE WHOSE LIVES WE TOUCH
It’s extremely important that we listen to what our children, parents, and community members have to say. After all, the
programs we operate are for their benefits. This month’s quotes come those who have
benefited from DJJDP’s Camp Woodson program in the Western part of the State.

“I can't say enough about the impact Camp Woodson has had on [my son] and our                “So much of what I know
family. In many ways, we feel like we have [our real son] back. So much of what I             has been hidden inside
know has been hidden inside him is now out in the open. It's only been a week, but it's        him is now out in the
been a very good week. Thank you for your part in his powerful 32-day experience!                     open.”
In Appreciation,
(A grateful mom)

Human Resources Announcements
Employee Relations Specialist, Sylvia Gatewood, has been named acting Human Resources Director in the Administrative
Division of DJJDP until the Director’s position is filled. During this time, Human Resources will continue to work to provide
you with quality human resources services.

Employee News
     ▲ Congratulations to the following employees who received recent promotions:
Central Office
         • Patricia Hamilton




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              From: Administrative Assistant I
              To:   Administrative Assistant II

Dobbs Youth Development Center

          •   Faheem Blount
              From: Youth Service Cottage Parent
              To:   Youth Services Counselor Technician

          •   Frankie Williams
              From: Resident Life Attend Supervisor
              To:   Youth Service Cottage Parent

Samarkand Youth Development Center

          •   Robert Fowler
              From: Youth Services Behavioral Specialist
              To:   Youth Service Cottage Parent Supervisor

Stonewall Jackson Youth Development Center

          •   Reginald Williams
              From: Youth Services Behavioral Specialist
              To:   Youth Service Cottage Parent Supervisor

Swannanoa Valley Youth Development Center

          •   Tina Hart
              From: Cook II
              To:   Cook Supervisor I

12th District Court Counseling Office

          •   Kevin Henry
              From: Youth Center Shift Supervisor
              To:   Juvenile Court Counselor I

22nd District Court Counseling Office

          •   Ryan Cole
              From: Transportation Aide II
              To:   ATD Counselor

      Editor’s Note: Please forward the names of employees who obtain educational degrees, receive any special recognition
      and/or honors to Jacqueline P. Jones at JacquelineP.Jones@NCMail.Net or via Central Office courier mail.


In memory of William Milford Hampton Jr. (9/23/1947-6/20/2001)

Stonewall Jackson would like to pay tribute to William M. Hampton, Jr. who served the State of North Carolina and the youth
of Stonewall Jackson for 14 years. Mr. Hampton was the Title I Reading Teacher whose career at Stonewall began on


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October 1, 1986. The sudden illness and death of Mr. Hampton has left sadness among staff and students. He is
remembered as a very kind, conscientious teacher who devoted his time to helping juveniles improve their reading skills. Mr.
Hampton held a Masters Degree in Reading Education and a B.S. in French and Education. He graduated from A&T State
University and McGill University in Canada. Mr. Hampton will be greatly missed.

Money Management Services
      !   The State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) recently announced the introduction of a financial fitness, money
          management program that will be available to employees at no cost. SECU has contracted with BALANCE, a
          subsidiary of the Consumer Credit Counseling Service of San Francisco, to provide this service. To learn more about
          this new service and others provided by the State Employees’ Credit Union, please contact the SECU Office in your
          area:

                Additional services:

      #   Almost no cost checking
      #   ATM and Internet access
      #   Statewide branch access
      #   Great rates and low fees


U S Savings Bonds Campaign
      !   This month and July, the State is sponsoring a special promotional campaign for employees to purchase savings
          bonds through payroll deduction. Announcing the campaign Governor Mike Easley indicated that, “bonds are one
          way to supplement your income and benefits package by saving for long-term goals such as retirement, the
          education of your children or a down payment on a new home.” If you are interested in participating in the plan,
          please contact JoWanna Mosley (extension 293) or Racquel Sanders (extension 294) in the Central Office.

GOING THE EXTRA MILE
Wendy Andrews, Human Resources Assistant at Dobbs Youth Development Center epitomizes the phrase “Going the Extra
Mile.” Wendy finds the interaction with employees on a daily basis extremely rewarding. Her main responsibilities include
coordinating, testing and submitting all criminal justice paperwork, conducting new employee enrollment and orientation,
processing shift premium/temporary payroll, verifying and checking timesheets, setting-up and monitoring personnel files and
employee benefits. Handling these responsibilities alone would be enough for most people, not so for Wendy. She volunteers to
provide CPR, First Aid and software training to the staff. She also assists the staff with a number of computer-related issues
such as the set-up and moving of computers, installation of printers and hardware completion of “forms” for maintenance.
According to Glen Elmore, Acting Director of Dobbs Youth Development Center, “No matter how busy Wendy is --- she always
finds the time to help those who need assistance.” Way to go Wendy. Thank you for going the extra mile!

            Editor’s Note: If you know an employee who should be featured in our “Going the Extra Mile” section please
contact Jacqueline P. Jones at 919-733-3388, extension 254 or Jacquelinep.Jones@ncmail.net


            The DJJDP News Express is published monthly for employees and friends of the Department of Juvenile
            Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Please send comments and suggestions concerning stories to:

      DJJDP
      1801 Mail Service Center
      Raleigh, NC 27699-1801
      Attn: Leigh Powell, Editor or leigh.Powell@ncmail.net
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      DJJDP NEWS EXPRESS STAFF
          Leigh Powell, Editor
          Kimberly Bowman, Assistant Editor
          Molly Blanchard, Public Information Office

      DIVISION NEWS REPRESENTATIVES
      Administrative, Human Resources                       Jacqueline P. Jones
      Center for the Prevention of School Violence          Catherine Anderson
      Deputy Secretary                                      Jennifer Swartz
                                                            Delores Steele
      Intervention/Prevention                               Kathy Dudley
                                                            Susan Whitten
      Youth Development                                     Elaine Denny
      Special Initiatives                                   George Holden

Division news representatives are crucial liaisons between the Public Information Office and each division within DJJDP.
They keep the Office informed of events and news happenings. Please keep your division news representatives informed
about your events. Thank you!




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