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Department of Public Safety, Division of Juvenile Justice

Contact: Dianne Whitman, Chief Court Counselor

Mailing Address: 8 Colonial Square, Suite 100
Sylva, NC 28779

Phone Number:
Secondary Phone Line:

Fax Number: 828-631-9846

Email Address:
Website Address:; search Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Program

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F

Location: Take Hwy 107 from Cullowhee to Dillsboro. Look for a sign on the left side of the road across from Harold's Supermarket.

Agency Description: The agency receives complaints from the community and law enforcement regarding delinquent and undisciplined behavior. The complaints are assessed, and it is determined if adjudication is necessary. The agency supervises the children placed under court jurisdiction.

Training: Student volunteers from social service or criminal justice programs are encouraged.

Time Commitment: Volunteers must be willing to serve in Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon and Swain counties.

Skills, Experience, and Special Requirements: A criminal background check (provided by the agency) is required. Persons interested in the welfare of young children are preferred.

Volunteer Involvement: Volunteers can teach, tutor by helping with homework and reading assignments, and as mentor youth. Volunteers can also shadow court counselors.

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