Community of Practice for Children and Emerging Adults in Transition

The Youth in Transition sub-committee is currently transitioning to a Community of Practice for Children and Emerging Young Adults in Transition. More information to come.

Meetings: 4th Thursday 10 am to 1 pm at 1012 Oberlin Rd #148 Raleigh

Co-Chairs: Dami Jackson & Amy Horgan



For more information regarding Community of Practice, please read the following articles:

Communities of Practice a Brief Introduction

Communities of Practice Innovative Learning

What is Knowledge Translation?


Please view our Strategic Plan by clicking on this link> CoP on Children and Emerging Young Adults -Overal Gaols Strategies and Activities

 Raise the Age Initiative:

The statewide initiative to legislatively change the current policy of 16- and 17-year olds automatically being tried in the adult criminal court system regardless of alleged infraction.  The goal of “Raise the Age” is to have 16- and 17-years old tried in juvenile court system, with judicial discretion given to judges to transfer cases of serious criminal infractions to adult criminal court.  For more information on this issue visit:

Click Here to sign the e-petition in support of the Raise the Age.

The below document provides information about the agencies, groups and organizations represented in this work group.


 If you would like more information about the Youth in Transition Work Group and/or would like to become a member, please contact:
  • Damie Jackson-Diop:    
  • Amy Horgan:


Links and/or Resources

Transitioning Youth with Mental Health Needs to Meaningful Employment and Independent Living