Community Outreach & Engagement


It is the mission of RCTCYS to strengthen the outreach and engagement activities formally provided by NC-ACE. RCTCYS will be a locally managed and owned not-for-profit agency serving the residents of Robeson County. The agency’s management is run by a Board of Directors who live in the county or has worked primarily in Robeson County for over a decade.

The teen court model will continue to have its Community Advisory Council and RCTCYS staff will assist NC-ACE in its final year with facilitating the meetings of the NC-ACE Advisory Council.

We will continue our relationships with both academic institutions in the county, UNC Pembroke and Robeson County Community College through our training components and program partnerships.

In August of 2013, NC-ACE & RCTCYS partnered with Action for Children NC (now NC Child) to conduct the first ever “Robeson County: State of the Child” town hall community forum.

The forum was held at the UNC Pembroke Annex building with presentations conducted by Deborah Bryan, Executive Director of Action for Children NC, Gregory Richardson, Executive Director of the NC Commission on Indian Affairs, Dr. Paul Smokowski, NC-ACE Project Director and Jim Barbee, Director of Teen Court Implementation.

Natalie Singletary, Volunteer Services Coordinator,
providing training to volunteers from Pembroke and the
RDNACM partnership.

NC-ACE forged a partnership with the Rockingham District Native American Cooperative Ministries (RDNACM) to strengthen the project by offering volunteers for the teen court model, space and families for Parenting Wisely and support for S.A.V.E.

RCTCYS’s staff serves and attends the Robeson County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council, Systems of Care and the Robeson County Gang Prevention Initiative.

RCTCYS is completing the initial work started by NC-ACE to create a Robeson County “Quick Reference” Resource Guide and will reestablish the Faith Based Resource Initiative to inventory available resources and services provided by the various churches, faith based groups and organizations that can assist families in the RCTCYS service continuum.

The new bullying campaign “Strike Out Bullying” will be implemented throughout the county to address the bullying issues in the communities we serve.