Reuben F. YoungChief Deputy Secretary Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice

Reuben F. Young

Secretary Hooks appointed Judge Reuben F. Young to serve in an interim capacity as the Chief Deputy Secretary of the Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice (ACJJ) effective Dec. 29, 2017. In this role, Judge Young will oversee the agencies and personnel responsible for the care, custody and supervision of all adults and juveniles sentenced after conviction for violations of North Carolina law.

As a Special Superior Court judge, Young is a distinguished jurist who has earned a reputation for holding individuals accountable for their actions. Judge Young also has experience managing Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice from his time serving as the Secretary of the Department of Public Safety.

Judge Young was the first secretary of the Department of Public Safety, which was formed in January 2012. Prior to that time, Gov. Bev Perdue appointed Young in January 2009, to serve as the eleventh secretary of the N.C. Department of Crime Control and Public Safety.

Most recently, Young served as a Special Superior Court judge for the North Carolina Superior Courts. He was appointed to that position by Gov. Bev Perdue on Dec. 31, 2012.

Judge Young holds a juris doctor from the North Carolina Central University School of Law in Durham and a bachelor’s of arts degree from Howard University in Washington, D.C.