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For immediate assistance, please call Alissa Cannon directly at 603-369-8250.

Alissa Cannon, Executive Director
100 North Main Street, Suite 400, Concord, NH 03301



Lyndsay Porreca

Valley Court Diversion

After receiving a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Victim Services, Lyndsay worked in residential treatment, where she learned the importance of treating the whole person. She started at Valley Court Diversion Programs in 2013 as a case manager and is now the Assistant Director and Victim Liaison. Lyndsay appreciates working in the restorative justice field, with its focus on repairing harms caused by unlawful behavior and responding to each victim and participant based on their individual needs. She is honored to have the opportunity to serve as the Network Chair!

Vice Chairperson

Steve Pappajohn

Dover Police Department, Teen Center

Steve Pappajohn, M.Ed., CPS, has been with the Dover Police Department since 2006. In his role as the Youth Services Coordinator, he is responsible for the daily operation of the Dover Teen Center and the coordination of the Juvenile Court Diversion Program. In addition to his direct responsibilities, Steve also sits on many committees and work groups that focus on prevention, youth development, community engagement and mental health. Steve is also a ACEs Master Trainer for the Pinetree Institute. (ACEs –Adverse Childhood Experiences)

Steve’s passion for working with youth is something that he wears on his sleeve. Focusing on mattering, positive opportunities and wise choices; he sends continuous vibes that foster responsibility, integrity and leadership development.

In his spare time, Steve enjoys spending time with family and friends, cheering for New England sports teams and playing golf and men’s softball. He’ll also be the first to tell you that he loves all things pop-culture; especially music and movies.


Dorothy Thrush


Casey Caster

The Youth Council

Casey Caster has been Executive Director of The Youth Council in Nashua since April 2021. Casey previously spent nearly a decade with Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Hampshire. Before shifting into nonprofits, she worked as a news reporter and editor for newspapers including the Keene Sentinel and the Boston Globe. Casey serves on the City of Nashua’s Mayor’s Opioid Task Force, Nashua’s Public Health Advisory Committee and the Nashua Prevention Coalition. She is Secretary of the New Hampshire Juvenile Court Diversion Network Board of Directors.