The World’s First Ministry Created to Support Individuals, Families & Organizations with White Collar/Nonviolent Incarceration Issues

 

Rev. Jeff Grant, J.D., M.Div., Co-Founder

From serving time to time serving

Jeff is an ordained minister with over three decades of experience in crisis management, business, law, reentry, recovery (clean & sober 16+ years), and executive & religious leadership. Sometimes referred to in the press as “The Minister to Hedge Funders,” he uses his experience and background to guide people faithfully forward in their lives, relationships, careers and business opportunities, and to help them to stop making the kinds of decisions that previously resulted in loss, suffering and shame.

After an addiction to prescription opioids and serving almost fourteen months in a Federal prison for a white-collar crime he committed when he was a lawyer, Jeff started his own reentry – earning a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York with a focus in Christian Social Ethics.  He is Co-Founder of Progressive Prison Ministries, Inc., the world’s first ministry created to support individuals, families and organizations with white collar and other nonviolent incarceration issues, and is the first person in the United States formerly incarcerated for a white collar crime to be appointed as CEO of a major criminal justice organization.

As an ordained minister, conversations and communications between Jeff and those he serves fall under clergy privilege laws. This is one reason that attorneys often allow and encourage their clients to maintain relationships with Jeff while in active prosecution or litigation situations.

Lynn Springer, Co-Founder

Faith in action

Lynn is the Founding Advocate of the Innocent Spouse & Children Project. As the innocent partner of a white-collar criminal, and a mother, Lynn is called to this ministry with a heart of compassion and understanding. A certified yoga instructor, she assists women and families in finding ethical ways through faith and practical solutions to a new sturdy, healthy, spiritual way of life.

 

 

Upcoming/Recent Events

Criminal Justice Insider with Babz Rawls Ivy & Jeff Grant, Guest Jeffrey Abramowitz, Executive Director of Reentry Services for JEVS Human Services, Philadelphia, Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 9 am

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...

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Criminal Justice Insider with Babz Rawls Ivy & Jeff Grant: Guest Peter J. Henning, Law Professor at Wayne State University and “White Collar Watch” Columnist for the NY Times, Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 9 am

Criminal Justice Insider with Babz Rawls Ivy & Jeff Grant – The Voice of CT Criminal Justice. Please join us on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, 9 am, with guest Peter J. Henning, Professor of Law at Wayne State University, Indiana, and "White Collar Watch" columnist for...

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Listen on SoundCloud to Criminal Justice Insider with Babz Rawls Ivy and Jeff Grant with special guest Glenn E. Martin, Founder of GEMTrainers and Founder & Past-President of JustLeadershipUSA: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018.

On Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, 9 am, Glenn E. Martin, Founder and Senior Consultant at GEMTrainers and Founder and former President of JustLeadershipUSA, was our guest on Criminal Justice Insider with Babz Rawls Ivy & Jeff Grant – The Voice of CT Criminal Justice. Live...

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Criminal Justice Insider with Babz Rawls Ivy & Jeff Grant: Guests, Fernando Muniz, CEO of Community Solutions, Inc. & Community Leader Rosa Correa, Fri., Dec. 21, 2018, 9 am

Criminal Justice Insider with Babz Rawls Ivy & Jeff Grant - The Voice of CT Criminal Justice. Please join us on Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, 9 am, with guests Fernando Muniz, CEO of Community Solutions, Inc., and community leader Rosa Correa. Live on WNHH 103.5 FM New...

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Criminal Justice Insider with Babz Rawls Ivy & Jeff Grant: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018 with Guest Glenn E. Martin, Founder/Sr. Consultant, GEM Trainers and Founder/Past President, JustLeadershipUSA

Please join us on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, 9 am, when Glenn E. Martin, Founder and Senior Consultant at GEMTrainers and Founder and former President of JustLeadershipUSA, will be our guest on Criminal Justice Insider with Babz Rawls Ivy & Jeff Grant - The Voice of CT...

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Criminal Justice Insider with Babz Rawls Ivy & Jeff Grant: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018 with Guest Andrew Clark, Director of the Institute for Municipal & Regional Policy at CCSU

Please join us on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, 9 am, when Andrew Clark, Director of the Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy (IMRP) at Central Connecticut State University, will be our guest on Criminal Justice Insider with Babz Rawls Ivy & Jeff Grant - The Voice...

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Criminal Justice Insider with Babz Rawls Ivy & Jeff Grant: Fri., June 15, 2018 with Guest James Forman, Jr., Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for his book, Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America

Please join us on Friday, June 15th, 9 am, when Yale Law School Professor James Forman, Jr., Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for his book "Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America," will be our guest on Criminal Justice Insider with Babz Rawls Ivy...

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Recent Blog Posts

New Haven Independent: Glenn E. Martin, Criminal Justice Crusader, gives his first interview since leaving JustLeadershipUSA, on Criminal Justice Insider radio with Babz Rawls Ivy & Jeff Grant.

By Tom Breen, Reprinted from New Haven Independent, Dec. 13, 2018 Glenn E. Martin spent eight years of his youth sticking up jewelry stores. He spent nearly four years of his adulthood raising tens of millions of dollars to help end mass incarceration. In Martin’s...

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