Youth Development

New Law for Provisional Drivers

A new law came into effect on January 1, 2012. This law states that if a juvenile under the age of 18 is charged with a misdemeanor driving offense he/she will be brought in front of a magistrate. Charges include speeding more than 15 miles over the speed limit, careless and reckless driving, speeding to elude, failure to move over when an emergency vehicle is approaching, etc. The juvenile will also lose their driving privileges for 30 days. There is a 5 minute youtube video by Judge McGee from the Cabarrus Board under related links. This video describes what the new law is and how it works.

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The Youth Development Division serves all youth and juvenile citizens of Cabarrus County. This division is comprised of School Resource and DARE officers.

The Sheriff's Office has three high school SRO's, four middle school SRO's, two DARE officers and one Sergeant assigned to Youth Development.

The Youth Development Division also provides youth related programs to the citizens of Cabarrus County:

  • Eddie Eagle Gun Safety
  • Child's ID and Fingerprinting
  • Stranger Danger
  • Internet Safety
  • Fatalvision/DWI Awareness

Programs are available to community groups, churches, boy/girl scouts, neighborhood home owners association. Requesting programs requires a two week notice.Please fill out the request form and submit it to the contact. You will be notified by email and/or telephone when the program has been scheduled.