NJSPB Tours Community Resource Center at Kearny Point

The New Jersey State Parole Board Chairman, Vice Chairman, Board Members, and Executive Staff came to the New Jersey Reentry Corporation’s Community Resource Center yesterday to tour the new facility at Kearny Point. They praised NJRC’s integration with the Jersey City Employment and Training Program’s One Stop Career Center, along with the provision of training and employment services for parolees. The Parole Board leadership said the NJRC site was an example of “best practices” and set a standard for parole community resource centers.

At the CRC to date, there is a 64.7% employment rate and a 16% recidivism rate. Employment is calculated by the number of work eligible clients (not on blackout) who have jobs. Recidivism is currently measured by how many clients get rearrested or have a warrant issued while enrolled at the CRC. The NJRC as a whole has a 56% employment rate and a 19% recidivism rate, using a six-month benchmark.
Kearny Point once served as prominent shipyard, particularly during World War II, when it provided job opportunities for approximately 35,000 people in the area. Hugo Neu, site owners, founded their company based on the values of economic, social, and environmental sustainability and have been very supportive of the CRC and its clients. With their mission in mind, Hugo Neu’s goal is to revitalize Kearny Point with new businesses, quality job opportunities, green space, access to the waterfront, and more.
Below please find new graphics for the CRC:
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NJCC Issues and Action: The Role of the Church in New Jersey’s Addiction Crisis

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Our executive director, Jim McGreevey, had the opportunity to deliver the Keynote Address at the New Jersey Council of Churches (NJCC) “Issues and Action” Event on Saturday, April 29, where he discussed the role that addiction plays in contributing to New Jersey’s prison population. Workshops at “Issues and Action” included the Basics of Opioids, How to Do Outreach in the Community, the Criminal Justice System and Opioids, and Addiction Issues and Public Policy.

Speakers and workshop leaders included Rev. Charles Boyer, Founder, Salvation and Social Justice; Rev. Jackie Burgess, Pastor, United Methodist Church; Marcus Burnett, Vice President, NJCC; Dr. Robert Eilers, Medical Director, NJ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services; Joan M. Diefenbach, Esq., Director, NJCC; Canon Clara Gregory, Diocese of New Jersey; Co-Chair NJCC Public Policy Group; Rev. Joyce Phipps, Esq., United Church of Christ, Co-Chair NJCC Public Policy Group; and Roseanne Scotti, New Jersey Drug Policy Alliance.
Please click here to view the program.

JCETP Executive Director Jim McGreevey Joins Board of Directors of THRIVE for Life Prison Project

JCETP Executive Director Jim McGreevey has joined the Board of Directors of THRIVE for Life Prison Project Inc., an organization that creates access to spiritual development and educational resources for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals while partnering with local universities and community corporations. Below please find a full list of board members who he is pleased to join.

Board Members:
Mike Ohana
Lorraine Capuano
Mary Casey
Jim McGreevey
Jim Croghan, SJ
Phil Judge, SJ

Joe Parker, SJ

THRIVE for Life Prison Project addresses the challenges of reentry through the establishment of Ignacio House, where residents will live in supportive housing, obtain an education, and successfully establish a career upon completion of the program.

Please click here to view the following image as a PDF.

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