Criminal Justice Insider with Babz Rawls Ivy & Jeff Grant – The Voice of CT Criminal Justice. Please join us on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, 9 am, with guest Jeffrey Abramowitz, Executive Director of Reentry Services for JEVS Human Services in Philadelphia. Live on WNHH 103.5 FM New Haven and live-streaming at Rebroadcast at 5 pm. Sponsored by the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven – Now More Than Ever.

Jeffrey Abramowitz, J.D., is the Executive Director of Reentry Services for JEVS Human Services. Jeff is also the Founder/President of Looking Forward Community Engagement Partnership, and the founder of the National Workforce Opportunity Network, a fully integrated workforce development and career placement agency.

Looking Forward CEP, is a nonprofit agency that provides workshops, training and workforce development for individuals/agencies that work with individuals with barriers to gainful employment. Jeff is a 2017-2018 JusLleadershipUSA Leading With Conviction Fellow.

Jeff was a civil trial lawyer for over twenty years before poor choices led to a federal indictment and a five year sentence in a Federal prison. After his return from prison, Jeff served as the Director of Student Services & Workforce Development for Community Learning Center, and adult literacy agency serving Philadelphians who are under-educated, unemployed or underemployed.

Jeff serves as an Executive Board Member of the Coalition on Basic Adult Education (COABE) and chairs their Prison Literacy Committee, a member of the Pennsylvania Reentry Council and chairman of the Housing, Education, Employment and Development Subcommittee, and Co-chair of the Community Engagement Committee for the Philadelphia Reentry Coalition, Co-facilitates the Temple University New Opportunities Workshop, and instructs for Temple University Pan African Community Education Program. Jeff serves on the Board of Directors of Community Forgiveness & Restoration and the Peirce College Paralegal Studies & Criminal Justice Advisory Board, and the Advisory Board for the Petey Greene Organization.

Jeff hosts the Looking Forward Reentry Radio show each Wednesday from 5:00-6:00PM on Philly Cam Radio (106.5 FM) and is a keynote speaker and lecturer around the country on issues of adult education, workforce development, prison reform and criminal justice.

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CRIMINAL JUSTICE INSIDER WITH BABZ RAWLS-IVY & JEFF GRANT |Jeffrey Abramowitz, Executive Director for Reentry Services for JEVS Human Services in Philadelphia.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE INSIDER WITH BABZ RAWLS-IVY & JEFF GRANT |Jeffrey Abramowitz, Executive Director for Reentry Services for JEVS Human Services in Philadelphia.

Posted by WNHH Community Radio on Friday, February 15, 2019

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Guests this fall/winter:
Fri., Sept. 9: Kennard Ray, CT Unlock the Vote and Candidate for CT State Legislator
Fri., Sept. 21: Louis L. Reed, National Organizer for #Cut50
Fri., Oct. 5: Sue Gunderman & Beth Hines, CT Reentry Roundtables
Fri., Oct. 19: Venice Michalsen, Assoc. Professor of Justice Studies, Montclair State University
Fri., Nov. 16: Andrew Clark, Director of the Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy, Central Connecticut State University
Fri., Dec. 7: Glenn E. Martin, Founder/Consultant of GEM Trainers and Past-President and Founder of JustLeadershipUSA
Fri., Dec. 21: Fernando Muniz, CEO of Community Solutions, Inc., and community leader Rosa Correa.

Fri., Jan. 4: New Years Retrospective Show Looking Back at Past CJI Guests.
Fri. Jan. 18: Peter Henning, Law Prof. at Wayne State University and “White Collar Watch” columnist for the NY Times.
Fri., Feb. 1: Jeffrey Deskovic, CEO of The Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation who was Exonerated after Serving 16 Years in Prison
Fri., Feb. 15: Jeffrey Abramowitz, Executive Director for Reentry Services, JEVS Human Services, Philadelphia.
Fri., Mar. 1: Rollin Cook, CT Commissioner of Correction
Fri., Mar. 15: Khalil Cumberbatch, Chief Strategist for New Yorkers United for Justice
Fri., Apr. 5: John Rowland, Former CT Governor
Fri., Apr. 19: Gregg D. Caruso, Ph.D. Professor of Philosophy at SUNY Corning & Co-Director of the Justice Without Retribution Network at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland
Fri., May 3: Michael Taylor, CEO of Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center in the Greater New Haven area
Fri., May 17: Tarra Simmons, Esq., Attorney & Criminal Justice Reform Advocate, Washington State
Fri., June 7: Louis L. Reed, National Organizer for #Cut50, Part Deux!
Fri., June 21: Marcus Bullock, CEO of Flikshop

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