The purpose of the Youth, Parent, and Community Partnership subcommittee is to:

  • Engage, educate and empower youth and parents especially those in the Juvenile Court system,
  • Create and implement strategies to build sustainable partnerships with public, private and civic sector community leaders, and
  • Develop strategies to encourage and strengthen neighborhood and community dialogue around race and equity.

Current initiatives include:
Resist Racism – Young people, ages 16 to 24, have the opportunity to participate in the Racial Equity Workshops, a two-day learning experience designed to equip students with the history, tools, and resources to explore race and its impact on a new generation. The next Resist Racism (Student Racial Equity Training) is November 18-19, 2016 – Register Here

Exploring Race Matters for Justice – The Mecklenburg County Department of Criminal Justice Services is working to expand the work of RMJJ to also serve adults (anyone 16 years of age and older is automatically tried and treated as an adult in NC). Leading the effort is Dr. Melissa Neal, Mecklenburg County Criminal Justice Services.

Youth, Parent, and Community Partnership Subcommittee Co-Chairs:
Nikkeia Wiler, The Possibility Project-Charlotte
Bob Simmons, (CFCR) Council for Children’s Rights