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April 13, 2014 9:53 PM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered woman, FELICITIA PEREZ.

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The Chapel Hill Police Department is searching for Kathryn Loreena Perkins
March 31, 2014 12:21 AM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered woman, Kathryn Loreena Perkins.

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The Raleigh Police Department is searching for John Jacob Harris
February 28, 2014 12:11 AM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered man, John Jacob Harris.

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The Raleigh Police Department is searching for Michelle Marie Scott
February 10, 2014 3:35 PM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered woman, Michelle Marie Scott.

North Carolina Governor's Crime Commission

Governor's Crime Commission

Governor Pat McCrory appointed Chris Swecker, the FBI's former chief in North Carolina, to Chair the Governor's Crime Commission. Swecker is an attorney for his own general law practice, focusing on criminal and civil litigation. Prior to this, Swecker worked as the global security director for Bank of America. He is also a retired FBI assistant director and special agent in charge of NC FBI operations. Before becoming a special agent, Swecker was an assistant district attorney for the First District of NC. He has been appointed the Governor's Designee. The Governor's Crime Commission serves as the chief advisory body to the Governor and the Secretary of the Department of Public Safety on crime and justice issues.

A message from Chairman Chris Swecker

 The Governor's Crime Commission (GCC) has 44 members, including heads of statewide criminal justice and human service agencies, representatives from the courts, law enforcement, local government, the General Assembly, and private citizens. For a listing of Governor's Crime Commission members and their Program Planning Committee assignments (Click Here).

The GCC sets program priorities, reviews applications and makes recommendations to the Governor for federal block grants. Grants are awarded each year to governmental, educational and social service agencies to start new and innovative programs in the areas of criminal justice, juvenile justice and crime victim's services.



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Grant Funding Availability and Priorities

The Governor's Crime Commission grant application period for the 2014-2015 funding cycle was  extended until February 6, 2014. Please review the information provided below on GCC funding priorities and the credentials necessary to properly complete a grant application. Our Grant Enterprise Management System (GEMS) will be open for receiving applications from November 1 through January 31 at this link:  additional information on grant funding resources can be found on our Grant Funding Opportunities page.

The GEMS Grant Application User Guide has been revised to assist applicants with the GEMS application submission.  A version specific to Crime Victims Services applications has been created, as well as a version for Criminal Justice Improvement and Juvenile Justice applications.  

2014 GCC Funding Priorities:

All grant applications to the Governor's Crime Commission submitted via the Grant Enterprise Management System (GEMS) require NCID, D-U-N-S, and SAM credentials for consideration of funding. Follow this link for an explanation and directions for obtaining these account credentials.

You are also encouraged to visit our Grant Funding Opportunities link. for additional funding resources.

GCC Executive Director

Governor Pat McCrory announced the appointment of David Huffman as executive director of the Governor's Crime Commission June 7. “David Huffman will bring a law enforcement leadership perspective as the new executive director of the Governor's Crime Commission,” said Governor McCrory. “David's thirty plus years in law enforcement demonstrate his passion and commitment to preventing crime and keeping North Carolina residents safe.” See full story.




Information and Links of Importance

The N.C. Center for Safer Schools , housed in the N.C. Department of Public Safety and administered by its Division of Juvenile Justice, serves as the state's primary point of contact on issues dealing with school safety and the prevention of youth violence.

Required Materials for the 2013 Grant Award Workshops

Important OJP Funding Restrictions:  The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs (OJP) recently notified GCC of restrictions regarding OJP funds.  We have provided these letters explaining food and beverage restrictions and promotional item or trinket restrictions. (Follow links to letters.)

For GEMS Help:  If you need some refresher information on the GEMS system and were not able to attend our workshops, please use our online tutorial video at  

Public concerns about increased misuse, abuse and illegal diversion of licit or prescription medications are investigated in Prescription Drug Abuse and Diversion: The Hidden Crisis. Web Site Launched: On June 22, 2011, the Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (OJP) launched  This new web site is a central, credible resource to inform practitioners and policymakers about what works in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and crime victim services. The site includes information on more than 145 justice-related programs and assigns "evidence ratings"—effective, promising, or no effects—to indicate whether there is evidence from research that a program achieves its goals.

GCC Highlighted Events, Publications and Links  

United States Justice Department, Office of Justice Programs Announces Web-Based Resource for Criminal Justice Field  

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