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.

Criminal Justice Insider with Babz Rawls Ivy and Jeff Grant is broadcast live at 9 am (ET) on the first and third Friday of each month from the WNHH 103.5 FM studios in New Haven, live-streamed everywhere at It is also on live on Facebook Live (video) at It is rebroadcast on WNHH at 5 pm the same day. Find all of our shows archived on SoundCloud at…/…/criminal-justice-insider. An article about each show is published a few days later in the New Haven Independent (
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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: Friends & Family Show with guests Lynn Springer & Andrew Kaplan.
Fri. Jan. 18: Peter Henning, Law Prof. at Wayne State University and “White Collar Watch” columnist for the NY Times.
Fri., Feb. 15: Jeffrey Abramowitz, Executive Director for Reentry Services, JEVS Human Services, Philadelphia.
Fri., Mar. 15: Khalil Cumberbatch, Chief Strategist for New Yorkers United for Justice
Sponsored by the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven – Now More Than Ever.