(a)  Primary Service. Delinquency prevention services are services to youths who are in danger of being confined to a correctional facility, including counseling and other treatment services to provide guidance and direction to youths who are having behavior problems which, if not corrected, may result in their being brought before the court and committed or recommitted to a correctional facility. Also included are counseling or instructions for parents or other caretakers to improve parent or caretaker capacity to supervise the youth; vocational counseling and, where appropriate, assistance in obtaining employment; assistance in establishing better child‑school, child‑parent, child‑community, relationships, assistance in securing better living arrangements; assistance in relieving unnecessary psychosocial pressures on the child or family or both and provision, as appropriate, of information and counseling on drug and alcohol abuse. At county option, residential care, including room and board for up to six months for any one placement, may be provided where necessary to the provision of a comprehensive and intensive regimen of the services described in Paragraph (a) of this Rule. Medical or remedial care are included in such residential care when they are integral, but subordinate parts of the regimen of services. Included are psychiatric diagnosis and treatment and drug therapy as prescribed by a physician.

(b)  Components. None.

(c)  Resource Items. None.

(d)  Target Population. Children between 8 and 18 who are in clear and present danger of being committed or recommitted to the juvenile correctional system.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143B‑153;

Eff. February 8, 1977;

Amended Eff. October 1, 1979; October 1, 1977;

Transferred from T10.43D .0206 Eff. July 1, 1983;

Amended Eff. May 1, 1990; July 1, 1984;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. May 20, 2017.