Juvenile Justice

Children and teens come to us as repeat juvenile offenders with histories of neglect, trauma, substance abuse, mental illness, gang involvement, school suspensions, and family discord. They know what they see around them, and they rarely see a future beyond that.

Our goal is to help them imagine and achieve a better life. We teach them to respect authority and rules, manage impulses, and set goals. We help them finish school and get jobs. By preventing youth from going deeper into the corrections system, we are able to protect our communities, steward state resources, and save lives otherwise lost to incarceration or dependency.

Residential Programs

Our comprehensive, statewide network of live-in programs for court-involved youth comprises group homes, assessment centers, and individual foster homes. Read more …

In-Home Programs

Our community-based counselors work with court-involved youth and families in their own homes, with the goal of preventing a placement in residential programs. Read more …

Methodist Home for Children works in partnership with the NC Department of Public Safety and local Juvenile Crime Prevention Councils