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.