Youth Services Commission

Inter Agency Council
98 Market Street; Salem, NJ 08079

Melanie Ernest, MA
Salem County Inter Agency Council of Human Services, Inc.
Executive Director
856-935-7510 X 8314
Fax: 856-935-7747

Frank Carozza
Salem County Youth Services and C.I.A.C.C.
Program Coordinator
Salem County Inter Agency Council of Human Services, Inc.
856-935-7510 Ext. 8451
Fax: (856)935-7747

Amy Kiger
Salem County Inter Agency Council of Human Services, Inc.
Office Manager
856-935-7510 Ext: 8317
Fax: 856-935-7747

Resolution 86-130 (N.J.S.A. 2A:4A-91) requires the Board of Freeholders to establish the Citizens Advisory Committee for assistance in submitting a comprehensive plan for Youth Services to the Commissioner of the Department of Human Services.

Meeting Schedule

In accordance with the Senator Byron M. Baer Open Public Meeting Act, please reference the dates listed below for the 2019 Salem County Youth Services Commission meeting schedule.  All meeting dates are distributed via email, listed on the Salem County website, and posted within the Salem County Courthouse. All cancellations and emergent communications will be announced via telephone, electronic mail, and social media.

Location: St. John’s Parrish House, 76 Market St, Salem, NJ 08079

2019 Meeting Dates & Times:

  • January 2, 2019- 12:00-1:30 PM
  • February 6, 2019- 12:00-1:30 PM
  • March 6, 2019- 12:00-1:30 PM
  • April 3, 2019- 12:00-1:30 PM
  • May 1, 2019- 12:00-1:30 PM
  • June 5, 2019- 12:00-1:30 PM
  • July 3, 2019- 12:00-1:30 PM
  • September 4, 2019 – 12:00-1:30 PM
  • October 2, 2019 – 12:00-1:30 PM
  • November 6, 2019- 12:00-1:30 PM
  • December 4, 2019- 12:00-1:30 PM

Meeting Minutes:

Youth Services Commission By-Laws



  • Judge Harold U. Johnson- Presiding Judge, Family Part of the Superior Court (Vicinage XV)
  • Shane’t Bowe- Family Division Manager
  • Curtis J. Hurff- Chief of Probation, Salem County
  • R. Scott Griscom- Deputy Freeholder Director, Salem County
  • John Lenahan- Prosecutor, Salem County * Gabrielle Hall- Public Defender, Salem County
  • Judith Sechuetti- District Manager, Salem County DCP&P
  • Rebecca DiLisciandro- Mental Health Administrator, Salem County
  • Peggy Nicolosi- Superintendent, Salem County Schools
  • Jack Swain- Superintendent, Salem County Vocational School
  • Melanie Ernest- Salem County Human Services Department Director/ Executive Director Inter Agency Council
  • Jim Whitt- Ranch Hope, Youth Shelter Director (Co-Chairperson)
  • Greg Wolf- Team Leader, Salem County Family Court/Youth Detention Center Director
  • Lauren Snyder- Director, Juvenile Family Crisis Intervention Unit and Mobile Response
  • Charles Miller- Sherriff, Salem County
  • Maggie Vaughn- Director, Salem County Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
  • Kathy Lockbaum- Director of Board of Social Services, Workforce Investment Board Representative
  • Glen Donelson- Business Representative, Mid-Atlantic States
  • Anna Jean Kuhl- Community Advocate (Chairperson)
  • Lionel Woodley- Executive Director, CGS Family Support Organization
  • John Stranahan- Chief of Police, Penns Grove Police Dept.
  • Ron Hudak- Care Management Organization
  • Chuck Goldstein- CEO, Care Management Organization
  • Jennifer Rodriquez- Director, Youth Advocate Programs
  • Sarah Kuhl- Subsidy Case Manager, Rutgers Southern Region Resource and Referral

Non Voting & Ex-Officio Members:

  • Frank Carozza- Youth Services Commission Coordinator
  • David Cruz- JJC Parole
  • Spencer Young- JJC Liaison

Salem County Continuum of Care
Consolidated Application renewal for entities that previously received funding: HMFA State HMIS Lead and Salem County Leased Apartments/Homes Programs. Documents:


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