Juvenile Education Services







Juvenile Education Services (JES) provides oversight of the education programming in youth development centers, juvenile detention centers and contracted community-based residential programs, and is charged with fulfilling all state and federal mandates of a traditional school system. JES features a team of qualified professionals assigned to the Central Office that provide the administrative oversight and support to school principals, licensed teachers and other school educational staff to ensure quality educational services and adherence to state and federal guidelines and requirements. Monitored and supported areas include Curriculum and Instruction, Exceptional Children's Services, Student Support Services and Teacher Quality/Professional Development. This team works collaboratively with staff at the youth development centers, juvenile detention centers, and contracted community residential programs to ensure optimal education and re-entry outcomes for youth. The N.C. Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) provides programmatic consultation and guidance to JES Central Office staff.

Educational Resources

Educational Resources

Departmental resources for JES are supplemented by the following federal education grants administered by NCDPI:

Student Record Requests

Student Record Requests

Youth Development Center - Student Records

Chatham Youth Development Center: Phyllis Jones

Edgecombe Youth Development Center: Elaine Evans

Lenoir Youth Development Center: Teneka Smith

Cabarrus Youth Development Center: Dayna Bryan

Juvenile Detention Center - Student Records

Cabarrus: Dayna Bryan

Alexander & Cumberland: Phyllis Jones

Pitt & Wake: Elaine Evans

New Hanover: Teneka Smith

C.A. Dillon: Casey Corey

Short-Term Residential Center Student Records

Eckerd-Candor: Holly Davis-Webster

Eckerd-Boomer: Chris Bauernfeind

WestCare Girls Academy: Nancy Snyder



All NC Juvenile Justice (JJ) schools provide instruction aligned to the NC Standard Course of Study (NCSCOS), which include access to Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses.  Eligible students also receive support through Exceptional Children’s (EC) services. 

In addition to pursuing a traditional high school diploma, students who meet specific criteria may have an opportunity to obtain their high school equivalency (HSE) diploma.  Students pursuing this option will receive instruction to prepare for the HiSET exam.

Students also have access to transition-related services such as Pre-Employment Transition Services (PETS) offered in partnership with NC Vocational Rehabilitation.  Additional certification and vocational training programs are offered at JJ facilities.  Training opportunities include, but not limited to: Horticulture and Greenhouse Operations, Telecommunications, Fiber Optic Cabling, Financial Literacy, Career Readiness, Entrepreneurship, Nail Technology and more.  Vocational training at each site is based on student population, staffing and environmental capacity.



Director, Juvenile Education Services: Adam Johnson
Exceptional Children's Program and Student Support Services: Cynthia Trickel
Exceptional Children's Instructional and Compliance Specialist: Kenya Pope
Director, Accountability: Casey T. Corey
Career Development Coordinator: Duane Cogdell
Educational Business Officer: Sheila Walker