Vanessa McCain-Mason

Board Liason


Vanessa McCain-Mason is the Director of Foodservices at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center with responsibility for the complete acquisition, preparation, and distribution of food; and coordination of the activities of a kitchen staff of approximately 32 union and non-union employees (including Food Service Supervisors, Cooks, and Food Service Workers), engaging in the operation of adolescent residents meal services. In addition she must maintain quality, standards, sanitation, safety, and security in all work units.  Mrs. Mason has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with over 23 years of service at the facility having worked in or with every department in the facility.


A member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority for almost 40 years, Mrs. Mason resides in Chicago. IL with her husband and four children.



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The JTDC Foundation fosters community involvement in the lives of youth in detention, raises public awareness of their challenges and supports the therapeutic goals of the JTDC with respect and without judgment.

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CCJTDC Foundation

P.O. Box 6058

Chicago, Illinois 60680