Informed Consent

This survey is designed to obtain your views on DMC in your locality or region. You are being invited to participate in this survey because of your work with youth in the juvenile justice system in your county/district.  The survey will ask for your opinions regarding the seriousness of DMC in your county/district, factors that contribute to DMC in your county/district, and potential interventions that might help to reduce DMC in your county/district.


No risks have been identified as being associated with completing this survey. There will be no direct benefits to you resulting from your completion of the survey. While you will not benefit directly from completing the survey, your participation may help us identify critical information to make more informed recommendations about how to reduce DMC in North Carolina’s juvenile justice system. This in turn may keep some minority youth from entering, or penetrating further, into the juvenile justice system in North Carolina


Your participation in this survey is completely voluntary. You may stop your participation at any time, or refuse to answer specific questions. The survey should take between 15 and 30 minutes to complete. Your individual responses will remain confidential and will only be seen by the researchers at Cambiare Consulting. All results will be reported in aggregate form so that individual responses cannot be identified. Cambiare has not identified any reasonably foreseeable risks or discomforts that might result from your responding to this survey.


Once survey administration has been completed (roughly 4 weeks from the date you complete this survey) the survey responses will be downloaded and maintained on a password protected external flash drive. No one but the PI will have access to the drive or the password. Data will be kept on the hard drive until the completion of the project (roughly 3 months after you complete this survey), at which time they  will be deleted and the flash drive erased.


Should any information be found or determined during the analysis of the survey data or any other part of the assessment study that could affect your willingness to participate, you will be informed of this via email. You may withdraw from the assessment study by contacting Dr. Stan Orchowsky at The researchers retain the right to terminate your participation without your consent at any time should this be deemed necessary.


If you have any question about the survey, please contact Dr. Stan Orchowsky at  If you have any questions regarding your rights as a participant in the assessment study, you can contact Solutions IRB, LLC (the body that oversees our protection of study participants) at 855-226-4472 or  


You may receive a copy of this informed consent statement by…  NC DMC Assessment Study-Survey-Informed Consent


By clicking on the “I agree” box below, you assert that you are over the age of 21, understand the purpose of the survey and the voluntary nature of your participation, and agree to participate in the survey.


_____ I agree