Tuesday Speaker Series: Jim McGreevey

Former Governor of New Jersey, and Chairman of the New Jersey Reentry Corporation

Tues., April 16, 2024,
7 pm ET, 4 pm PT 
Free and Open to All!

We are honored to have Jim McGreevey as the April speaker in our White Collar Support Group™ Tuesday Speaker Series. The Tuesday Speaker Series is free and open to all!

Jim serves as the Chairman of the New Jersey Reentry Corporation, which provides critically needed services to assist persons returning from incarceration to successfully reintegrate into society. Those services include the integration of addiction treatment, sober housing, employment and training, identification and legal services, and linkage to Medicaid and medical and behavioral healthcare for formerly incarcerated persons.

The NJRC has ten reentry sites, which are Elizabeth, Hackensack, Jersey City, Kearny (Community Resource Center and The Governor’s Reentry Training and Employment Center), Neptune, New Brunswick, Newark, Paterson, and Toms River. The clients of the NJRC have a 19.7 percent recidivism rate, 10 percent incarceration rate, and annualized rate of employment between 58 percent and 62 percent (seasonally adjusted).

Jim previously served as the Executive Director of the Jersey City Employment and Training Program (JCETP), an agency that administers Jersey City’s employment program. JCETP manages the “One-Stop” workforce training center in Jersey City, as well as administers the federal Workforce Investment Opportunity Act monies, which are targeted in support of employment training for single mothers, displaced workers, the historically disadvantaged, court involved, and unemployed persons.

He also worked with the women of the Integrity House Program at the Hudson County Correctional Center in New Jersey. He guided and directed the Integrity House initiative’s spiritual counseling, as well as, counseled the women upon discharge.

Having pursued seminary education and training at the General Theological Seminary, Jim served his field education working with formerly incarcerated women and men at Exodus Transitional Ministry in Harlem, New York City. He completed his pastoral care at the former Cabrini hospice and long-term healthcare center.

Jim previously served as New Jersey Governor, State Senator, State Assemblyman, and over ten years as Mayor of Woodbridge, one of New Jersey’s largest municipalities. He also served as Regional Manager, Merck and Company; as Executive Director, NJ State Parole Board; with the NJ Assembly Majority Office; and as Assistant Prosecutor in Middlesex County.

McGreevey received his bachelor’s degree from Columbia College at Columbia University in 1978. He graduated from Georgetown University with a law degree and was admitted to the bar in 1981. He holds a Master’s of Education from Harvard University and a Master’s of Divinity from the General Theological Seminary.

We highly recommend Brent Cassity’s podcast, Nightmare Success, in which he interviews justice-impacted people from all walks of life. He is a White Collar Support Group member with a mission to be of service to our community. Please check it out on Spotify at or on your favorite podcast platform.