Our Juvenile/Dare officer is part of the SRO unit of the Patrol Division. However, since she has such a variety of duties she is not assigned to any one school. Her primary office is in the Bunn Substation. Some of her duties are:
Teen Court is a program with the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC) and it is run by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.
Franklin County Teen Court is an alternative program for first time offenders between the ages of 9 and 18. Teen Court shows the youthful offenders their actions were wrong, but does not leave them with a harmful criminal record. The defendants stand before a jury of their peers, plead guilty to the offense and accept disciplinary actions imposed by the jury. Teen volunteers act as the defense attorney, prosecuting attorney, bailiff, and jurors. The presiding judge for the trial is a volunteer judge and/or licensed attorney.
Teen Court sanctions include:
- Community Service
- Teen Court Jury Duty
- A Skills Group or Counseling
- Monetary Restitution
- The Jury may also impose written or verbal apologies and/or essays
Teen Court is held once a month at the Franklin County Courthouse Hobgood Annex in Louisburg.
Address: 113 S. Main Street, Louisburg, NC 27549
We are always looking for volunteers and the public is welcome to attend.
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Community Service Restitution
Community Service Restitution is a program with the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC) and it is run by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.
The Franklin County Community Service Restitution program provides a means for youth to perform community service work and earn funds to pay damages to their victims. It provides a community resource for the diversion of cases in which a juvenile had allegedly committed a crime. The juveniles are held accountable for their actions, but are not left with a harmful criminal record.
All of the 5th graders at the elementary schools in Franklin County participate in the 10 week D.A.R.E. program. D.A.R.E.'s primary mission is to provide children with the information and skills they need to live drug-and-violence-free lives. It is a new curriculum that focuses on making good decisions. The mission is to equip kids with the tools that will enable them to avoid negative influences and instead, allow them to focus on their strengths and potential. Additionally, it establishes positive relationships between students and law enforcement, teachers, parents, and other community leaders. Every youngster should have the opportunity to grow-up healthy, safe, secure, and equipped with the skills needed to succeed in life. The elementary schools include; Youngsville Elementary, Bunn Elementary, Louisburg Elementary, Franklinton Elementary, Laurel Mill Elementary, Long Mill Elementary, Edward Best Elementary, Royal Elementary, and Cross Creek Charter School.
Law Enforcement Career Exploring is open to young men and women ages 12 to not yet 21 years old with an interest in learning more about careers in the field of Law Enforcement.
Law Enforcement Exploring provides educational training programs for young adults on the purposes, mission, and objectives of law enforcement. The program provides career orientation experiences, leadership opportunities, and community service activities. The primary goals of the program are to help young adults choose a career path within law enforcement and to challenge them to become responsible citizens of their communities and the nation.
Explorers meet at the Franklin County Sheriff's Office Bunn Substation located at 382 NC 98 Hwy, Bunn, NC 27508
Explorers meet the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. Dates and location are subject to change.
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Boys and Girls Club
The Sheriff, Deputies, and staff at the FCSO support and volunteer with the Boys and Girls club because it provides an invaluable program for the community. The Boys and Girls Club provides age appropriate, engaging activities for youth 6 to 18 by exposing them to higher educational opportunities, encouraging them to pursue careers within their passion areas, enhancing their potential quality of life and building their capabilities to become productive, responsible and caring citizens of their community. The Juvenile Deputy is on the Board of Directors with the Boys and Girls Club and visits the club on a regular basis.
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School Attendance Committee
The Juvenile Deputy is a member of the School Attendance Committee. The primary goal for this committee is to assist parents with developing a method of improving their child's attendance at school.
Five County Community Collaborative
The Juvenile Deputy attends a collaborative of five counties including Vance, Franklin, Granville, Halifax and Warren. The Collaborative determines the strong and weak mental health services offered in each county and what can be done to better the mental health services for juveniles. The Collaboratives' voting members determine where to spend an allotted amount of money granted by the state.