County Youth Services Commission


  • 3rd Thursday of the month, bimonthly starting in January
  • YSC Meetings start at 8:30am
  • Meetings are located in the Cape May County Superior Courthouse
  • 9 N Main Street CMCH, NJ 08210




  • Peter Belasco- Youth Services Coordinator
  • Alan DeStefano - Cape Atlantic INK
  • Pat Devaney - MH Administrator
  • Jeffrey Pierson - Freeholder
  • Maria Hadley - Family Court Liaison
  • Jeanette Coleman- CFS Youth Shelter
  • Nancy Hudanich - Superintendent Technical Schools District
  • Barry Keefe - HSAC
  • Katie Faldetta - Cape Assist
  • Judy Kunec - Member at Large
  • Barbara Makoski - Superintendent Special Services School District/WIB
  • Michael McKnight - County Superintendent of Schools Office
  • Blake Moore - Intensive Supervision Program
  • Connie Price - Family Court Liaison
  • John Rauh - Family Court Judge
  • Diane Rhile - DCP&P District Office Manager
  • Michael Rhodes - JCDTOC
  • Sharnett Clark- Probation Supervisor
  • Gary Schaffer - County Sheriff
  • Scott Sherwood - Public Defender
  • Sam Totora -Cape Counseling Services
  • Robert Taylor - Prosecutor
  • Tracy Adamczyk - Family Court Assistant Case Manger
  • Marianne White - JFCIU
  • Kimerly Lewis - Youth Detention Center Director



The purpose of the Youth Services Commission is to consolidate, plan, implement, monitor, and evaluate community based services for juveniles charged or adjudged as delinquent, and delinquency prevention programs. As such, the Commission administers the following grants:
  • Family Court Funds
  • State/Community Partnership Funds
  • JDAI - Innovations Funds
  • Title IIB/Title V Funds
The Youth Services Commission meets bimonthly on the 3rd Thursday of the month. Membership is prescribed by NJAC13:90-2.4 which necessitates representation from a wide range of public and private community-based organizations, and includes the Family Court Judge, the county Prosecutor, and the Public Defender.

Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative
In 2013, the Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative (JDAI) was launched in Cape May County. The objectives of JDAI are to:

  • Improve conditions of confinement
  • Minimize the number of youth who fail to appear in court or re-offend pending adjudication
  • Redirect public funds toward successful reform strategies
  • Reduce the number of children unnecessarily or inappropriately detained