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 newhavenindependent.org. 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 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 newhavenindependent.org. It is also on live on Facebook Live (video) at https://www.facebook.com/wnhhradio. It is rebroadcast on WNHH at 5 pm the same day. Find all of our shows archived on SoundCloud at https://soundcloud.com/new-haven…/…/criminal-justice-insider. An article about each show is published a few days later in the New Haven Independent (newhavenindependent.org).
 
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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.