Jim McGreevy to Speak On Prison Reentry
Former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevy, executive director of the Jersey City Employment and Training Program, will address the importance and success of prison reentry efforts in a lecture at Mercer County Community College (MCCC).
“New Jersey Reentry” will be the subject of McGreevy’s lecture at noon on Tuesday, November 21 in the Communications Building, Room 109. His talk is part of MCCC’s Fall 2017 Distinguished Lecture Series at the West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. The lecture is free and open to the public.
McGreevy, who also serves as chairman of the New Jersey Reentry Corporation (NJRC), will stress the need — and importance — of providing support services to formerly incarcerated individuals, with the goal of successfully integrating them into society. NJRC provides addiction treatment, sober housing, employment and training, and linkages to healthcare at five sites throughout the state. Clients of NJRC have a recidivism rate of less than 20 percent, with an employment rate of 62 percent.
McGreevy has served as New Jersey’s governor, state senator, state assemblyman, and as mayor of Woodbridge. Other public service includes positions on the New Jersey Parole Board and as assistant prosecutor in Middlesex County.
For more information on MCCC’s Distinguished Lecture Series, call (609) 570-3324 or visit www.mccc.edu/events.