Crime, Legal Related

National Committee to Combat Juvenile Delinquency

  • Chicago, IL
  • www.guidestar.org

Mission Statement

The National Committee to Combat Juvenile Delinquency is a progressive Chicago based organization concerned about the unprecedented explosion of jails and prisons in America. NCCJD was organized in 1998 as a Illinois nonprofit corporation exempt from federal income taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. NCCJD was established as an alternative to incarceration for delinquent youth (not requiring incarceration) aged 13 to 17.
Our model of intervention with youth consist of individual and family counseling in a nonpunitive setting supplemented by comprehensive programs developed to effectively address the specific needs of delinquent offenders and at-risk youth.
A nontraditional approach is necessary to deal with resistance among at-risk and delinquent youth to combat gang affiliation, substance abuse and to motivate truants to attend school. The National Committee to Combat Juvenile Delinquency consists of a committed group of concerned professionals,some of whom have seen both sides of the juvenile justice system, a valuable resource for working with troubled youth.

Main Programs

  1. Juvenil Education and Employment Project
  2. Juvenile Education and Employment Project
Service Areas

Self-reported

Illinois

Chicago,Illinois

ruling year

1999

Principal Officer since 1998

Self-reported

Mr. Arnold Wilson

Keywords

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alternative, transition, enlighten,

Also Known As

NCCJD

EIN

36-4238632

 Number

5339042754

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Crime Prevention N.E.C. (I20)

Delinquency Prevention (I21)

Prison Alternatives (I44)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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As America moved into the second decade of the 21st Century over $40 billion dollars was spent on jails and prisons to maintain a prison population now approaching 2.3 million. The Illinois prison population is 48,000. Spending for prisons in Illinois totaled 1.3 billion in 2009. The increased share of tax dollars has serious fiscal implications for state and local governments. Why is there a need for alternatives? The reasons are simple. It is expensive to lock people ucrime costs Americans more than $4,100 per person. There is an obvious and urgent need for intervention.

Programs

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Program 1

Juvenil Education and Employment Project

The National Committee to Combat Juvenile Delinquency has developed a comprehensive delinquency program called Juvenile Education
and Employment Project (JEEP). The project targets high-risk and delinquent youth and is designed to prevent crime, drug abuse and other forms of delinquency. The project incorporates the three primary components of balanced and restorative justice-accountability, competency development, and community safety. The treatment plan includes social intervention strategies that enable juvenile offenders to make amends to their victims and the community, increase youth competency, and become productive members of their community.

Category

Offenders, Ex-Offenders

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

None

None

Budget

Program 2

Juvenile Education and Employment Project

The Juvenile Education and Employment Project (JEEP) targets high-risk and deliquent youth and is designed to prevent crime, drug abuse, and other forms of delinquency. The treatment plan includes social intervention strategies that enable juvenile offenders to make amends to their victims and the community, increase competency and become productive members of their community.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Offenders/Ex-offenders

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Illinois

Chicago,Illinois

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National Committee to Combat Juvenile Delinquency

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Arnold Wilson

BIO

Arnold Wilson has been president of the National Committee to Combat Juvenile Delinquency since its inception. Under his leadership the organization has developed the Juvenile Education and Employment Project (JEEP),a community newsletter and a program to Increase Students' Awareness About Prison (ISAAP). ISAAP is an outreach strategy attempting to reduce delinquency by strengthening the student's commitment to education. Arnold holds a master's in corrections and criminal justice administration from Chicago State University and a bachelor's in human services from National Louis University. He has been a member of the American Correctional Association since 1989 and an advocate for practical strategies in criminal justice since 1985. From 1990 to 2000 he taught in the Adult Learning Skills Program at Olive Harvey College. He also spent 4 years as an adjunct university instructor of criminal justice at Chicago State University. Mr Wilson directs a correctional consulting firm that develops rehabilitation programs for inmates of the correctional system and provide management assistance to private and public agencies connected to institutional operations. He was a participant in the Chicago Association of Commerce and Industry, Youth Motivation Program and a motivational speaker at two correctional facilities.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Correctional institutions historically have allocated most of their resources to the mechanics of operating institutions rather than understanding human behavior. Social disorganization has created a growing population in our society who have developed their own value system and have no fear of going to prison. Some seem to be irrevocably committed to being a criminal for the rest of their lives. The loss of one's physical freedom is only punishment to those who understand its value. Without the aid of innovative  thinking, and people committed to change it will be virtually impossible for correctional systems to overcome a deficiency that is crippling its ability to restore the majority of juvenile offenders to productive members of society, as required by law. The National Committee To Combat Juvenile Delinquency (NCCJD)

advocates a correctional model that emphasizes regeneration through moral

development, rather than discipline through fear of punishment."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Denise Vizcarrondo

National Committe To Combat Juvenile Delinquency

Term: Nov 2014 - Nov 2018

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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