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Craig Levine – Testimony to the Juvenile Waiver Taskforce Assembly Hearing (May 6, 2010)

Craig Levine, Senior Counsel and Policy Director, gave testimony in front of NJ representatives on the findings of the Juvenile Waiver Taskforce and its importance in increasing opportunities to youth and their families in urban communities. Testimony regarding the creation of the Juvenile Waiver Task Force begins at 56:50 minutes. Craig Levine’s testimony begins at 1:22:35 minutes.


Social Equity and Regional Disparities Conference at Rutgers University (June 2009)

In June of 2009, Rutgers University in Newark hosted a three day conference on social equity and regional disparities. The conference was well attended and it offered several different panels and presenters. Below, listen to the presentation of two of NJISJ staff:

Al Williams – Construction Careers Program
Al Williams – Construction Careers Program

Al Williams, Program Director, presenting on the successes of the Construction Careers program and its importance in reducing economic disparities in urban communities.

Cornell William Brooks, Esq. – American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Cornell William Brooks, Esq. – American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Cornell William Brooks, Esq. – Executive Director, presenting on the equitable distribution of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds.


Audio from “Counting the Cost of Incarceration Hearings”

Between the Fall of 2008 and Winter 2009, Assembly Majority Leader Bonnie Watson Coleman hosted a series of hearings across New Jersey to improve services and opportunities to help those released from prison avoid returning to crime. Below listen to the testimony presentations by three of NJISJ staff:

Rick Greenberg, Current acting Chief of Operations – Testimony on phone surcharge in prisons (Fall 2008)
Rick Greenberg, Current acting Chief of Operations – Testimony on phone surcharge in prisons (Fall 2008)

Cornell William Brooks, Esq., Executive Director – Testimony on the barriers to reentry (Winter 2009)
Cornell William Brooks, Esq., Executive Director – Testimony on the barriers to reentry (Winter 2009)

Allen James, Former Program Director – Testimony on programs for ex-offenders. (Winter 2009)
Allen James, Former Program Director – Testimony on programs for ex-offenders. (Winter 2009)