North Carolina Department of Correction news release

DECEMBER 18, 1998

New CJPP Board members attend first meeting

RALEIGH – Five new members were appointed to the North Carolina Criminal Justice Partnership Program state board that met this week.

The new members include Mecklenburg County Sheriff James Pendergraph of Charlotte, Raleigh Police Chief Mitch Brown, Mental Health Services representative James A. Miller of Hope Mills, District Attorney Frank Parrish of Elizabeth City and Summit House Director Karen Chapple of Greensboro, representing community-based corrections programs in the state.

"These new board members recognize the importance of collaborating with others in the criminal justice community and are involved locally with initiatives such as community policing, domestic abuse and substance abuse" said Robert Guy, Director of the North Carolina Division of Community Corrections. "The programs they help to create provide probation officers the referral services needed in their communities."

The board recommends community-based corrections priorities and reviews local government applications for state community correction grants. When Structured Sentencing criminal sentencing laws were approved in 1993, the North Carolina General Assembly established the Criminal Justice Partnership Program as a state grant program to encourage creation of local corrections programs.

The Criminal Justice Partnership Program has helped local governments to found 44 day reporting centers, seven work or case management programs, 16 satellite substance abuse treatment programs and 22 pretrial services programs.

Other members of the state board include the board’s chairman Onslow County Commissioner Ernest Wright of Jacksonville, vice-chairman Jamie Norton of Raleigh, Winston W. Pulliam of Asheville, Milton Jordan of Durham, Janice Scarborough of Asheboro, David Long of Morrisville, Terry Sherrill of Charlotte, Kathy Hodges of Siler City, Superior Court Judge Bill Freeman of Winston-Salem, District Court Judge Richard Chaney of Durham, Mike Dodd of Raleigh, State Senator Allen Wellons of Smithfield, Faye Boyd of Creswell, State Representative Larry Justus of Hendersonville, and Betty Satterlee of Elkin.

The Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, Senate President Pro Tempore and Speaker of the House appoint the 21 board members to three years terms.

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