Agencies applying for grants shall prepare a comprehensive sentencing services program plan for the development, implementation, operation, and improvement of a sentencing services program for the superior court district, as prescribed by the Director. The plan shall be updated annually and shall be submitted to the senior resident superior court judge for the superior court district for the judge’s advice and written endorsement. The plan shall then be forwarded to the Director for approval. The plan shall include:

(1)        Goals and objectives of the sentencing services program.

(2)        Specification of the kinds or categories of offenders for whom the programs will provide sentencing information to the courts.

(3)        Proposed procedures for the identification of appropriate offenders to comply with the plan and the criteria in N.C. Gen. Stat. § 7A-773(1).

(4)        Procedures for preparing and presenting plans to the court.

(4a)      Strategies for ensuring that judges and court officials who are possible referral sources use the program’s services in appropriate cases.

(5)        Procedures for obtaining services from existing public or private agencies, and a detailed budget for staff, contracted services, and all other costs.

(6)        to (8). Repealed by Session Laws 1999-306, s. 1. (1983, c. 909, s. 1; 1991, c. 566, ss. 2, 7; 1999-306, s. 1.)

Terms Used In North Carolina General Statutes 7A-774

  • Director: means the Director of Indigent Defense Services. See North Carolina General Statutes 7A-771
  • Sentencing services program: means an agency or State-run office within the superior court district which shall (i) prepare sentencing plans; (ii) arrange or contract with public and private agencies for necessary services for offenders; and (iii) assist offenders in initially obtaining services ordered as part of a sentence entered pursuant to a sentencing plan, if the assistance is not available otherwise. See North Carolina General Statutes 7A-771
  • Superior court district: means a superior court district established by N. See North Carolina General Statutes 7A-771