MEDIA ADVISORY: Juvenile Jurisdiction Advisory Committee Meets Tuesday in Raleigh


The Juvenile Jurisdiction Advisory Committee (JJAC) will meet on Tuesday, May 22. Created as part of the Juvenile Justice Reinvestment Act within S.L. 2017-57, the JJAC is tasked with developing an implementation plan for raising the age of juvenile jurisdiction, monitoring implementation and as needed, providing additional recommendations to the General Assembly.

WHEN:                Tuesday, May 22, 2018; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.           

WHERE:              3010 Hammond Business Place, Raleigh (Room 144)

CONTACT:           Diana Kees, 919-733-5027



10 a.m.

Greeting & Review of 2/20/18 Minutes

Honorable Garry Frank & Mr. Bill D. Davis

10:10 a.m.

Legislative Revisions and Legal Issues Subcommittee Recommendations & Vote

Heather Taraska, Assistant District Attorney, Mecklenburg County

10:30 a.m.

School Justice Partnerships Subcommittee Recommendations & Vote

Additions to subcommittee:

  • NC School Boards Association
  • NC School Superintendents’ Association
  • NC Principals and Assistant Principals’ Assoc.

Hon. J.H. "Jay" Corpening II

10:45 a.m. Implementation Update from Juvenile Justice

Deputy Secretary William L. Lassiter


11 a.m.

Age Appropriate Programming & Addressing Harmful Sexual Behavior

Jean Steinberg, Director of Juvenile Clinical Services and Programs; Dr. Janet Clarke-McLean, Psychological Program Manager


11:50 a.m. 26th Judicial District: Mecklenburg District Court Judges Louis Trosch Jr. & Donald Cureton
Noon Lunch  
12:30 p.m.

Educational and Vocational Programming


  • Donald Allen, C-Tech Model
  • Kim Castano, Kids at Work Program
  • Hope Marshall, Mecklenburg ASSET Program
Adam Johnson, Director of Juvenile Education Services;
Cindy Porterfield, Director of Juvenile Community Programs
1:30 p.m.

JWise Update

Eric R. Puryear, Administrative Office of the Courts

1:50 p.m.

Next Steps & Chairs’ Expectations

Hon.Garry Frank &
Mr. Bill D. Davis


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