Mercer County Juvenile Advisory Council, Inc (MCJAC)

MCJAC conducts seminars and trainings for local social service agencies to help improve programs and discuss emerging issues that this vulnerable population faces. Informational seminars are also conducted for the community to raise awareness about services offered in this county.


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Our Mission

Hope in Action

Summer Knapp

Executive Director



Advisory Committee

Professional representatives from local social service agencies and community programs.


MCJAC is a youth advocate organization, commissioned by the Mercer County Courts in 1986 to promote interagency cooperation, human services education, public awareness, policy changes, and advocacy for at-risk youth of Mercer County.

  • Mentoring 
  • Tutoring
  • Summer Camp Helpers
  • Relationship Building
  • Advocate
  •  Assist with Transportation
  • Model Independent Living Skills
  • After School Program Helpers

"Every kid is one adult away from being a success story."                                                              --- Josh Shipp


It Takes a team of dedicated volunteers to make sure the children, youth, and transition-age adults aren't falling though the cracks of the system. We're fortunate enough to have some of the best dedicating their time, energy, and expertise to our cause.

Advocating Change...Affecting Generations!

For more than 30 years, Mercer County Juvenile Advisory Council Inc has devoted its energy to passionately advocating for abused or neglected, at-risk, and politically under-represented youth of our county. Find out how you can contribute to the future of someone in need through donations of money and time. .

MCJAC volunteers work to fill gaps in service and communities, fulfilling a role that may help prevent youth from falling through the cracks of the system. If you would like to volunteer to make a difference in a young person's life, please click the link below. MCJAC is always looking for people with time to commit and a passion to help!

Meet Our Team

Reach Out

Volunteer to work with youth in your community. Help make a difference in their lives.

Board of Directors

Chester Scholl, Esq.-- President

Dr. Thomas Hawkins --Treasurer

Gary Swanson--Secretary

Jeanette Whitehead --Member

Evangelos Stamoolis -- Member

Christine Burger -- Member

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