Mercer County Juvenile Advisory Council Inc. (MCJAC).is a nonprofit 501(c) 3 commissioned through the court in 1988 to provide advocacy for high-risk youth, facilitate the cooperation among local agencies to improve services and provide training about emerging needs and policies.
MCJAC helps to improve local programs, services, and opportunities for children, youth, and young transition age adults through advocating, championing and supporting youth-centered policies, and through effective recruitment, training, development and placement of volunteers with agencies, schools, and community programs where there are gaps or limitations in service/care. These volunteers will provide positive relationships to the high-risk youth who lack these roles in their lives, so that they may reach more positive outcomes for their futures.
Seminars and trainings are provided to local agencies and the community to increase awareness about gaps and how to access services. MCJAC identifies emerging issues and policies and engages local agencies, civic leaders and community residents in order to champion systemic change efforts.