About JCP

“Every young person matters”

The JCP Team

The team at JCP Youth are dedicated to improving the lives of at-risk and vulnerable young people through the delivery of high impact programs. 

JCP Youth is a Tasmanian based organisation, working with young people on a national scale. The proactive, intervention programs are all based on personal development content. JCP Youth are committed to using their content and programming to create future leaders for our communities. 

What do we do?

JCP Youth commit our core work to the delivery of our BEAST and BEAST ASCENT Program. Our purpose is to create better humans, by working with them to become the best version of themselves. As a charitable organisation we rely on the community to support our work. Through generous donations and partnerships we create sustainable outcomes for young people unlike anywhere else in the country. 

Facilitators spend their time on our streets engaging with young people, delivering high impact camps and developing outdoor recreation programs that make an impact. Facilitators use our developed content and deliver seminars and programs. The delivery of these seminars provides an extra funding stream to support the frontline work of our team. Every engagement is aimed to guide young people toward positive outcomes and to steer them away from negative behaviours.


Our team are trained in the following capabilities: 

What does JCP stand for?

In the late 1700’s into the early 1800’s lived a man in Portsmouth, England. This man did an unfathomable amount to improve the lives of at-risk youth in the area he lived. This man gave his life to being a teacher when there were none. Born into a family of no wealth, he was involved in a tragic accident at the age of 14 which almost claimed his life. He was left with permanent and crippling injuries. Following the accident, he took up the work of a cobbler, making and mending shoes. He spent the rest of his life earning a modest wage as a cobbler and assisting vulnerable youth with food, clothes and more importantly – giving them an education and providing them with life skills. He worked with the poorest in the community. At times he would have 30-40 young people in his shop, feeding and teaching them on a daily basis. This man’s name was John ‘Cobbler’ Pounds. JCP. We use the abbreviation of his name as a daily reminder to not lose sight of the work we do, to always hold strong to our values and to pass those values to the young people we work with. He is a true reflection of an ordinary person who did extraordinary things. His actions, over his entire life, have inspired our work. 

Staff Co-ordinators

JCP Youth Ltd is a registered charity with PBI endorsement

Will Smith

Executive Director

Kate Bucknell

Operations Manager


Ring Majok


Harry Barker


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Mick Phillips


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Samantha Bull


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Josh Prichard


Chewy Jomo


JCP Youth Ltd Board Members

JCP Youth Ltd is a registered charity with PBI endorsement


Aaron Jones


Emma Langley


James Hipwood


Monique Welsh


Kira Patterson


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BEAST Program Referral

If you would like more information on our BEAST Program or would like to refer a young person please complete the referral form below.