Governor McGreevey

Governor McGreevey

Executive Director of the New Jersey Reentry Corporation

Jim serves as the Executive Director 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).

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.