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Audit Results: Office of Indigent Defense Services - Assignment and Payment Of Private Counsel PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 20 October 2014 05:37


RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The State Auditor's office has released results of a an audit of the Office of Indigent Defense Services - Assignment and Payment Of Private Counsel.
The report summary reads:
"The results of our audit found that based on its policies, the Office of Indigent Defense (IDS) assigned the correct number of attorneys and paid the correct rates for capital and non-capital murder cases. Specifically, IDS correctly assigned a second attorney in 100% of the cases reviewed, and IDS paid attorneys the correct rate 99.6% of the time. Auditors also identified budgeting and reporting concerns that should be addressed. IDS generally agreed with our findings and recommendations. 
Details about each item are provided in the Audit Findings, Recommendations and Responses and the Matters for Further Consideration sections of the report."
Department Of Public Safety Hosts National Juvenile Justice Symposium PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 20 October 2014 05:25


RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Greensboro is ground zero this week for juvenile justice professionals as the Department of Public Safety hosts more than 850 people for training and the opportunity to share the innovative program service approaches being implemented within the juvenile justice system throughout the country. 
Workshops begin Monday and sessions continue through Thursday.
The event takes place at the Sheraton Greensboro Hotel at Four Seasons.
“We are honored that the National Partnership on Juvenile Justice has selected North Carolina as its conference host this year,” said Secretary Frank L. Perry of the Department of Public Safety, in a statement. “I’m excited for the opportunity to highlight the hard work our juvenile justice professionals are doing here in North Carolina to drive down juvenile crime and help ensure these juveniles are not walking through the doors of our state or federal prisons in the years to come.”
Many juvenile justice experts from DPS and the N.C. Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice will be delivering presentations during the three-day symposium. William Lassiter, Deputy Commissioner for Juvenile Justice, will deliver a four-hour pre-symposium presentation on Monday on Bullying Prevention. 
Other topics to be presented by DPS staff include:
-- Detention Reform in North Carolina: Statewide Success Story
-- The Road to Fidelity of Statewide Juvenile Justice Services
-- Managing Serious, Violent, Chronic Juvenile Offenders
-- Creating Safer Schools: Prevention, Intervention and Crisis Response
Turn Collaboration into Successful Outcomes
-- Development of a PREA Training Video for Youth
-- A Unique Community Approach to Graduated Responses
For additional information on the symposium, including the full agenda, please visit http://npjs.org/symposium/.
Gov. Pat McCrory's Public Schedule For Monday, October 20, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 20 October 2014 04:50


RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Following is Gov. Pat McCrory's public schedule for Monday, October 20, 2014, as released by his office.
3 p.m.
High Point Furniture Market Tour
101 N. Hamilton Street
High Point
*The tour will begin at Klaussner Furniture’s Showroom.*
OPEN to credentialed press only.
SBI & ALE Agents To Be Trained In Drug Used To Counter Overdoses PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 15 October 2014 04:53

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - This week is training week for Alcohol Law Enforcement officers. They'll be learning how to administer Naloxone, a drug used to counter the effects of opiate overdoses.

The training will take place at the State Bureau of Investigation academy.
The two agencies are the first statewide law enforcement agencies in North Carolina to train and carry Naloxone. Naloxone takes effect within two to five minutes after it is sprayed into the person’s nose. It used to revive people who have overdosed on an opiate and who have stopped breathing. 
The drug is administered by a nasal atomizer attached to a syringe which creates a mist and is sprayed into the victim’s nose.  After five minutes, if there is no change in the person’s condition, a second dose can be administered, according to the Department of Public Safety.
Naloxone gives emergency medical personnel time to transport the victim to a hospital for medical attention.  
“This training will show agents the proper technique on how to recognize an overdose, how to administer Naloxone, how to treat the patient and what steps to take to get proper medical attention,” said Donnie Varnell, SBI’s special agent in charge of the Diversion and Environmental Crimes Unit. 
Heroin, morphine, oxycodone/OxyContin, methadone, hydrocodone/Vicodin, codeine, and other prescription pain medications are opiates.  
Naloxone does not prevent deaths caused by other drugs such Xanax, Klonopin and Valium, bath salts, cocaine, methamphetamine or alcohol.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014 04:54

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