Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee





The Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee was established to provide a forum for juvenile justice policy reform built upon validated, data-driven criteria, objective analysis, collaboration among stakeholders and consensus decision-making. Members include local, state, and federal juvenile justice leaders, government officials, and community partners. The JJAC seeks to develop programs, strategies and recommendations that are consistent with the Kentucky Revised Statutes, core requirements of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDP), core strategies of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative (JDAI), and the reduction of Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) throughout the juvenile justice system.

The Louisville, Kentucky Metro Criminal Justice Commission engaged Health Benefits ABCs (HBABCs) in early 2017 to conduct a gap analysis of programs serving justice involved youth in the Louisville community. This analysis was undertaken in conjunction with a community asset mapping initiative being conducted on behalf of the Louisville Promise Cabinet. The overarching goal of the asset mapping initiative is to identify and align cross-government, private, and non-profit community services to support the needs of children and young adults being served by Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) as a stepping stone to post-secondary educational and career opportunities.To view the full report click here



Beth McMahon, Co-Chair, Metro Public Defender Office

Chris Brown, Co-Chair, Jefferson County Attorney's Office

Judge David Bowles, Jefferson District Court

Judge Eric Haner, Jefferson District Court 

Dr. Ursula Mullins, Youth Detention Services

Faith Augustine, Criminal Justice Commission

Rev. Roosevelt Lightsy, Jr.,Community Missionary Baptist Church

Rebecca DeJarnatt, Youth Enhancement Services, Metro Human Services

Theresa Wolcott, Department of Juvenile Justice

Tom Wine, Jefferson County Commonwealth’s Attorney

Vincent James, Chief for Community Building, Office of Mayor Greg Fischer

Libby Mills, Restorative Justice Louisville

Christina Bronner, Administrative Office of the Courts Court Designated Worker Office

David L. Nicholson, Jefferson Circuit Court Clerk

Dr. Katy Zeitz, Jefferson County Public Schools

Lt. Edward Wagner, Louisville Metro Police Department

Rashaad Abdur-Rahman,Office of Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods

Antoine Bland, Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice

Matt Reed, YMCA Safe Place Services

Rev. Wayne Steele, Peace Presbyterian Church

Tara Grieshop-Goodwin, Kentucky Youth Advocates

Jamaal Crawford, Youth Advocate Program 

Greg Oerther, KentuckyOne Health

Shannon Cambron, Spaulding University

Jennifer Welch, Kentucky Youth Career Center

Lisa Lee Williams, Elim Baptist Church

Jacquelyn Craig, Centerstone