JJ Planning Committee Members

The Juvenile Justice Planning Committee is a diverse group of professionals and private citizens with expertise and experience in a number of disciplines impacting juvenile justice.  Committee members are:

Richard Thompson, JJ Committee Chair
(Citizen, Catawba County)

Chief Patrice Andrews
Chief of Police, Morrisville

Mark Johnson
Superintendent of Public Instruction

Grayson Cheek
Defense Attorney

Joshua Hayes

William "Billy" Lassiter
Deputy Secretary, DPS Juvenile Justice

Dr. Mandy Cohen
Secretary, Dept. of Health & Human Services

James Speights
Director, DPS Juvenile Facilities

Christopher Suggs
Citizen Under 21

Judge William Southern, III
N.C. Courts

Rev. Bruce Stanley
President & CEO, Methodist Home for Children