N.C. Department of Correction--Correction News--September 1997


Raleigh - The Criminal Justice Partnership Program hosted a group of judges, district attorneys, and other criminal justice workers from the eastern part of the state Aug. 20.

Lt. Governor Dennis Wicker offered abundant praise to those counties which already have a CJP program established, and encouraged those who don’t to get one.

"This is where the rubber meets the road," Wicker said. "My wife and I have given our three sons love and guidance, but we never know how children will turn out. I would hope if any of my sons were to get in trouble, this group would be there for them."

The N.C. General Assembly passed the Criminal Justice Partnership Act in 1993. Through grants administered by the Department of Correction, 81 counties have developed programs such as the day incarceration center in Wake County.

Tours were given of the Wake facility and the guests were able to see how offenders are able to get a wide variety of help, from substance abuse counseling to advice from the employment security commission, all under one roof.

Correction Secretary Mack Jarvis praised Lt. Gov. Wicker for his strong support of the CJPP.

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