Today, CJPP is active in 92 of North Carolina's 100 counties.
Success rates for completion of CJPP average between 37 percent and 43 percent statewide, depending on the county, services offered and the strength of CJPP through its local partnership support.
The instances in which offenders go beyond the program requirements and make life-altering changes are the real success stories and make the program truly worth fighting for, CJPP managers have said.
CJPP had just been implemented in the rural county where John lived.
He said that without the resources available through CJPP and the dedication of those who worked so hard on his behalf, he would be serving time in prison.
According to one CJPP client, the program and its counselors help him with day-to-day decisions that keep him out of jail.
While there are dozens of stories that illustrate how well CJPP works, North Carolina is still working hard to provide more resources within its communities to meet the needs of offenders.
Ongoing objectives for CJPP's future include implementing a proactive approach for local advisory boards to review and revise their community corrections plans, maximizing CJPP resources and addressing better use of referrals to reach full program capacity for all 92 North Carolina counties in which CJPP operates.
Boyd added that the program's goals are as strong and vital today as they were when CJPP began.