The World’s First Support Group
Devoted to Those Navigating
The White Collar Criminal Justice System

It’s the Isolation that Destroys Us
The Solution is in Community

Rev. Jeff Grant, J.D., M.Div.

Guiding people forward in their lives.

After an addiction to prescription opioids and serving almost 14 months in Federal prison (2006 – 07) for a white collar crime he committed while an attorney, Jeff started his own reentry. He earned a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, majoring in Social Ethics. After graduating, Jeff was called to serve at an inner city church in Bridgeport, CT as Associate Minister and Director of Prison Ministries. He then co-founded Progressive Prison Ministries, Inc. (Greenwich, CT), the world’s first ministry devoted to serving the white collar justice community.

An ordained minister, Jeff has more than three decades of experience in crisis management, business, law, reentry, recovery (clean & sober 20+ years), plus executive and religious leadership. He works frequently with people prosecuted for white collar crimes (and their families) who want to emerge from isolation and join a supportive community. In this role he helps them navigate their journey through the criminal justice system to new, ethical, productive, joyful lives on the other side of their issues.

Sometimes referred to in the press as “the minister to hedge funders,” Jeff regularly uses his experience and background to guide people forward in their lives, relationships, careers, and business opportunities – and help them avoid making the kinds of decisions that resulted in loss, suffering, and shame.

Link to full bio…

Rev. Jeff Grant, J.D., M.Div.

Guiding people forward in their lives.

After an addiction to prescription opioids and serving almost 14 months in Federal prison (2006 – 07) for a white collar crime he committed while an attorney, Jeff started his own reentry. He earned a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, majoring in Social Ethics. After graduating, Jeff was called to serve at an inner city church in Bridgeport, CT as Associate Minister and Director of Prison Ministries. He then co-founded Progressive Prison Ministries, Inc. (Greenwich, CT), the world’s first ministry devoted to serving the white collar justice community.

An ordained minister, Jeff has more than three decades of experience in crisis management, business, law, reentry, recovery (clean & sober 20+ years), plus executive and religious leadership. He works frequently with people prosecuted for white collar crimes (and their families) who want to emerge from isolation and join a supportive community. In this role he helps them navigate their journey through the criminal justice system to new, ethical, productive, joyful lives on the other side of their issues.

Sometimes referred to in the press as “the minister to hedge funders,” Jeff regularly uses his experience and background to guide people forward in their lives, relationships, careers, and business opportunities – and help them avoid making the kinds of decisions that resulted in loss, suffering, and shame.

Link to full bio…

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Testimonials

Evan Osnos, The New Yorker

“Jeff Grant is the real deal; he’s candid and generous with his wisdom. I can’t imagine there is a lawyer in this country more qualified to consider the complex issues facing people prosecuted for white collar crimes and their families.”

Jacqueline Polverari

“It was not until I came home and met Jeff Grant that I truly started my journey to redemption and forgiveness.”

Michael Kimelman

“Whether struggling with the most difficult crucible many of us will ever face before going inside, or coming home and facing the intense personal and financial difficulties of re-entry, Jeff has been a staunch ally and informational godsend for hundreds if not thousands of men and women over the past decade.”

Jordan C.

“With Jeff’s encouragement, I immediately took decisive steps to change the course in which I was heading with my budding small business, and to mitigate any potential criminal or other liabilities I may face….”

Bill Livolsi

“We talked for at least 90 minutes that morning, and never once did he rush me off or make me feel I was an inconvenience or my issues were not important.”

Tom Hardin

“I was known as Tipper-X. When Jeff mentioned there is an entire group of people like us who meet weekly, I suddenly felt a sense of relief.”

Seth Williams

“I was the elected District Attorney of Philadelphia. Jeff has been the big brother I never had; he has created a network of welcoming, non-judgmental, and understanding men and women that share their similar experiences in an open and nurturing environment.”

Richard Lee

“Jeff wears many hats – he is a spiritual counselor, a life coach, a critical thinker, and most important of all, is a friend.”

Matt L.

“Jeff is my quarterback and coach – he has been a life saver for me! He has been invaluable to me with striking the right balance of pushing my attorneys to do their job, understanding my case, and standing up for me – but not pushing too far and blowing up these delicate negotiations.”

Bill Baroni

“I was a ‘Bridgegate’ defendant. For years, Jeff has made it his mission to make sure that no one feels the isolation that can come from being a former inmate.”

Rev. Dr. Yvette Wilson-Barnes, J.D.

“Jeff operates out of a paradigm of care, heal-centeredness, education and awareness. His primary goal is to see people thrive and realize new hope from their past pain. I highly recommend Jeff for any public speaking engagement and as a collaborative partner.”

Keith O.

“Having the right attorney is critical in deciding which way to go. Fortunately one of the first things Jeff asked when we spoke was who was representing me and he took the time to walk me through the process of learning what I should expect regarding background, and their areas of expertise.”

Jeffrey Abramowitz

“I was guided to Jeff’s door by complete chance and little did I know that I had just hit the proverbial lottery that would help shape and change my life.”

Deborah Montgomery

“Jeff is a humble force of nature, a voice of reason and dependability in the face of adversity, a trusted dependable advisor of business leaders, and, above all, a man of uncompromising integrity. I highly recommend him as an expert attorney and consultant in all business and personal legal issues, especially those related to the prevention and resolution of complex legal matters.”

Brad Spencer

“Jeff Grant is a deliverer of reality. This, in turn, eventually lifts one’s mood. When information can cut away the fog of distortion and magical thinking, then the real work of taking care of oneself can begin.”

Jon May, Esq.

“Jeff Grant does what others can’t; use his personal experience losing his marriage, his law practice, and his freedom to show others facing this same fate that there is a future they can return to that is purposeful and full of joy where they can recover their self respect and contribute to society.”

Glenn E. Martin

“I am an entrepreneur and Founder/former CEO of JustLeadershipUSA. I met with Jeff for 45 minutes and the conversation demystified so many questions I had about the next iteration of my real estate business. Jeff’s decades of experience, forthrightness and steady hand are invaluable to entrepreneurs like me.”

Rev. Joseph Ciccone

“I was the Sheriff of Bergen County, New Jersey. For many of us our story is transformed into one of new beginnings, second chances, and the opportunity to make a difference in the world. That is what Jeff Grant has given to us.”

Evan Osnos, The New Yorker

“Jeff Grant is the real deal; he’s candid and generous with his wisdom. I can’t imagine there is a lawyer in this country more qualified to consider the complex issues facing people prosecuted for white collar crimes and their families.”

Jacqueline Polverari

“It was not until I came home and met Jeff Grant that I truly started my journey to redemption and forgiveness.”

Michael Kimelman

“Whether struggling with the most difficult crucible many of us will ever face before going inside, or coming home and facing the intense personal and financial difficulties of re-entry, Jeff has been a staunch ally and informational godsend for hundreds if not thousands of men and women over the past decade.”

Jordan C.

“With Jeff’s encouragement, I immediately took decisive steps to change the course in which I was heading with my budding small business, and to mitigate any potential criminal or other liabilities I may face….”

Bill Livolsi

“We talked for at least 90 minutes that morning, and never once did he rush me off or make me feel I was an inconvenience or my issues were not important.”

Tom Hardin

“I was known as Tipper-X. When Jeff mentioned there is an entire group of people like us who meet weekly, I suddenly felt a sense of relief.”

Seth Williams

“I was the elected District Attorney of Philadelphia. Jeff has been the big brother I never had; he has created a network of welcoming, non-judgmental, and understanding men and women that share their similar experiences in an open and nurturing environment.”

Richard Lee

“Jeff wears many hats – he is a spiritual counselor, a life coach, a critical thinker, and most important of all, is a friend.”

Matt L.

“Jeff is my quarterback and coach – he has been a life saver for me! He has been invaluable to me with striking the right balance of pushing my attorneys to do their job, understanding my case, and standing up for me – but not pushing too far and blowing up these delicate negotiations.”

Bill Baroni

“I was a ‘Bridgegate’ defendant. For years, Jeff has made it his mission to make sure that no one feels the isolation that can come from being a former inmate.”

Rev. Dr. Yvette Wilson-Barnes, J.D.

“Jeff operates out of a paradigm of care, heal-centeredness, education and awareness. His primary goal is to see people thrive and realize new hope from their past pain. I highly recommend Jeff for any public speaking engagement and as a collaborative partner.”

Keith O.

“Having the right attorney is critical in deciding which way to go. Fortunately one of the first things Jeff asked when we spoke was who was representing me and he took the time to walk me through the process of learning what I should expect regarding background, and their areas of expertise.”

Jeffrey Abramowitz

“I was guided to Jeff’s door by complete chance and little did I know that I had just hit the proverbial lottery that would help shape and change my life.”

Deborah Montgomery

“Jeff is a humble force of nature, a voice of reason and dependability in the face of adversity, a trusted dependable advisor of business leaders, and, above all, a man of uncompromising integrity. I highly recommend him as an expert attorney and consultant in all business and personal legal issues, especially those related to the prevention and resolution of complex legal matters.”

Brad Spencer

“Jeff Grant is a deliverer of reality. This, in turn, eventually lifts one’s mood. When information can cut away the fog of distortion and magical thinking, then the real work of taking care of oneself can begin.”

Jon May, Esq.

“Jeff Grant does what others can’t; use his personal experience losing his marriage, his law practice, and his freedom to show others facing this same fate that there is a future they can return to that is purposeful and full of joy where they can recover their self respect and contribute to society.”

Glenn E. Martin

“I am an entrepreneur and Founder/former CEO of JustLeadershipUSA. I met with Jeff for 45 minutes and the conversation demystified so many questions I had about the next iteration of my real estate business. Jeff’s decades of experience, forthrightness and steady hand are invaluable to entrepreneurs like me.”

Rev. Joseph Ciccone

“I was the Sheriff of Bergen County, New Jersey. For many of us our story is transformed into one of new beginnings, second chances, and the opportunity to make a difference in the world. That is what Jeff Grant has given to us.”

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Contact Information

Progressive Prison Ministries, Inc.
PO Box 1
Woodbury, CT 06798

Phone Number

(212) 671-3250

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