About Progressive Prison Ministries
The World’s First Support Group Devoted to Serving Those Navigating the White Collar Justice System
It’s the isolation that destroys us. The solution is in community.
Progressive Prison Ministries, Inc. is the world’s first support group devoted to serving prople navigating the white collar justice system. Founded by husband and wife, Jeff Grant and Lynn Springer in Greenwich CT in 2012, we incorporated as a nonprofit in Connecticut in 2014, and received 501(c)(3) status in 2015. Progressive Prison Ministries, Inc. is nonsectarian, ecumenical and open and affirming, serving those of all faiths, or no faith whatsoever.
We are a community of individuals, families and groups with white collar justice issues who have a desire to take responsibility for our actions and the wreckage we caused, make amends, and move forward in new way of life centered on hope, care, kindness, compassion, tolerance and empathy. Our experience shows us that many of us are suffering in silence with shame, remorse, and deep regret. Many of us have been stigmatized by our own families and friends, and by our former business relationships. Our goal is to learn, grow and evolve into a new spiritual way of life and to reach out in service to others.
Since 2016, over 650 Fellow Travelers have participated in our White Collar Support Group meetings on Zoom on Mondays at 7 pm ET, 6 pm CT, 5 pm MT, 4 pm PT from Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming – and Canada, South America, Israel. Mexico, Europe, Scandinavia, and the Caribbean.
On March 6, 2023 we celebrated our 350th weekly meeting. All agree this has been a valuable, important experience in which everyone feels less alone, and gratified in the opportunity to talk about things and share critical, timely information in a safe space only we could understand. Please join us this Monday or sometime soon.
And, we have a 24/7 Slack chat group (especially helpful if you need a friend in the middle of the night), a white collar job and career board, peer and mentoring support, a Tuesday Night Speaker Series open to family and friends, a newsletter, social media channels and our widely-read blog with over ten years of important content, news and events relevant to our community, advocacy initiatives, partnerships with other nonprofits, access to a wide array of resources, and much, much more. All freely offered on a volunteer basis by group members at no cost to you and your family!
Please feel free to contact us and join our community today. We look forward to being with you.
All conversations and communications between our ordained ministry and licensed clinical staff/partners and those we serve fall under state privilege laws. This is one reason that attorneys often allow and encourage their clients to maintain relationships with us while in active prosecution or litigation situations.
If you, a friend, family member, colleague or client are suffering from a white collar criminal justice issue or are experiencing some other traumatic or life-altering event, and would like to find a path to a healthy, spirit-filled place on the other side of what seems like insurmountable problems, please contact us to schedule an initial call or appointment.
IMPORTANT!: If you are currently on supervised release, probation or parole, it is important that you first discuss this with your P.O. To assist in this regard, information about our ministry is available on prisonist.org.
Our ministry, as a 501(c)(3), accepts donations that are deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Link to Contact Info & Appointments.
Progressive Prison Ministries, Inc. was founded in 2012, incorporated in 2014 and received 501(c)(3) status in 2015. We are an outreach ministry of St. Joseph Mission Church, 450 Wilfred Terrace, Cliffside Park, NJ, 07010, Rev. Father Joseph Ciccone, Ed. D, M Div, presiding, (201) 754-4GOD, firstname.lastname@example.org.