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University to Host Governor Christie and Mayor Fulop for Prisoner Re-Entry Conference

Jersey City, N.J. – April 11, 2014 – Saint Peter’s University today announced that the University will host New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, former Governor Jim McGreevey, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman and former professional basketball player Jayson Williams for the “Prison Reentry: Breaking the Cycle” conference. The event will be held on Thursday, April 17 on the University’s Jersey City campus in The Duncan Family Sky Room of the Mac Mahon Student Center from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

“This upcoming conference is just one of the latest events in recent history where we have had the opportunity to welcome local, state and national leaders to our campus,” said Eugene J. Cornacchia, president of Saint Peter’s University. “We are proud that Saint Peter’s can be a part of conversations on significant national issues such as prisoner re-entry.”

Fulop formally launched a prisoner re-entry program in Jersey City in March 2014. He is working alongside McGreevey, who currently serves as the executive director of the Jersey City Employment and Training Program, an organization designed to help the community to gain employment through personal outreach services. Governor Christie will serve as the keynote speaker at the event and Williams will discuss his personal re-entry experience.

Addiction, recidivism and a lack of housing and training are all critical challenges that often plague ex-offenders. The purpose of the upcoming conference is to focus on the process of an ex-offender’s reintegration into civil society. The participants will attempt to design a plan for local and regional re-entry efforts.

For more information about the conference, please contact Alma Kadric at (201) 793-0844 or alma.kadric@dol.state.nj.us.

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