The staff of two well-respected juvenile crime prevention programs, Teen Court and Work & Earn I, are located at the Bets Choice Center. The programs are funded by the North Carolina Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC), the United Way of Forsyth County, and the YWCA. The programs are designed to work with youth and their families to ensure youth get back on track after committing minor first-time offenses. Youth are referred to the programs by arresting officer or school resource officer.
The YWCA collaborates with a number of organizations to provide these programs and services. The organizations include the following:
- Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice Community Programs
- WSFC Court Counselors
- WSFC School System
- Wake Forest Law School
These programs are supervised by Marilyn Odom, Vice President of Youth Services.
Greg Squires, Teen Court Program Manager
Quinten Henighan, Work & Earn It Program Manager
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