Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee

The Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee was established to provide a neutral forum for juvenile justice policy reform and promote collaboration among stakeholders and consensus decision-making. Members include local and state juvenile justice leaders, government officials, community partners, and those impacted by the juvenile justice system. The JJAC also serves as the steering committee for the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative (JDAI) and the activities and recommendations of the JJAC are built upon validated, data-driven criteria and objective analysis as well as collaboration among stakeholders and consensus decision-making.

At the end of FY19, JJAC members concluded a six part juvenile justice community conversation series which focused providing information and data related to the juvenile justice system to community members; gathering feedback from attendees related to feelings, attitudes, and experiences with the juvenile justice system; and identifying community members interested in juvenile justice reform and creating a pathway for them to advocate for changes in policy and practice. Staff completed a final report which included event outcomes and a summary of community recommendations. Review the Report!

Committee Membership

  • Beth McMahon, Chair, Louisville Metro Public Defender
  • Judge Jessica Moore, Jefferson District Court
  • Staci Whittaker, Jefferson Circuit Court Clerk’s Office
  • Scooter Bell, Jefferson County Attorney’s Office
  • Lt. Brent Willen, Louisville Metro Police
  • Faith Augustine, Criminal Justice Commission
  • Rev. Roosevelt Lightsy, Jr., Community Missionary Baptist Church
  • Critt Cunningham, Commonwealth’s Attorney
  • Theresa Wolcott, JDAI State Coordinator
  • Libby Mills, Restorative Justice VOA
  • Rochelle Mask, Court Designated Worker Program
  • Dr. Katy Deferrari, Jefferson County Public Schools
  • Jacquelyn Craig, Seven Counties Services
  • Shannon Cambron, Spalding School of Social Work
  • Paul Callanan, Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods
  • Greg Oerther, U of L Health
  • Cortney Downs, Kentucky Youth Advocates
  • Matt Reed, YMCA Safe Place Services
  • Keturah Herron, House District 42
  • Marie Bingle, Parent and Community Member
  • Toni Rice, Office of Youth Transitional Services
  • Elizabeth Senn-Alvey, The Book Works
  • Darryl Young, Coalition Supporting Young Adults
  • Dr. Andrew Winters, University of Louisville
  • Stacy Brindley, Boys and Girls Haven

Committee Meeting Schedule
The Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee meets quarterly. 

Time:           2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location:     Crown Room, 6th Floor
                    Jefferson Judicial Center
                    700 West Jefferson Street
                    Louisville, KY 40202

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