White-collar support group to hold landmark 300th meeting
The 300th Milestone Meeting was held online on Zoom on Monday, March 14, 2022
— Jeff Grant, Co-Founder, White Collar Support Group
GREENWICH, CT, USA, March 12, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Progressive Corrections MinistriesInc., the world’s premier ministry dedicated to serving the white-collar justice community, will hold its 300th consecutive year White Collar Support Group See you online on Zoom this Monday, March 14, 2022.
Co-founded by Jeff Grant, Esq., Connecticut resident/New York white-collar attorney and ordained minister. (Jeffrey D. Grant), the department’s mission is to help those prosecuted for white-collar crimes take responsibility for their actions and the damage they have caused, make amends, and move forward in a new mode of life centered on hope, care, compassion, tolerance and empathy. The support group was founded online in 2016 as a way to reach justice-affected individuals and families suffering in isolation across the country and provide them with solutions in a supportive community.
The goal of Progressive Prison Ministries is to provide spiritual solutions and emotional support to those who feel alone, isolated and hopeless. Her goal is to help them find a path to a healthy, spirit-filled place on the other side of what may seem like insurmountable problems.
“I am so grateful to have the opportunity to serve this hugely misunderstood and vastly undersupported community,” said Jeff Grant. “When we held our first support group meeting in 2016, we only had 4 participants. Now, 6 years later, we are holding our 300th meeting with over 450 members.
“For years, Jeff Grant has made it his mission to make sure no one feels the isolation that can come from being an ex-con,” said Bill Baroni, a former ‘Bridgegate’ defendant whose conviction was overturned by the United States Supreme Court.
In addition to providing resources and community, Grant is the leading advocate for the inclusion of white-collar issues in the ever-evolving debate around the criminal justice system. “When we started the ministry in 2013, people who had been in prison were outcasts with little opportunity for a second chance,” Grant said. “A decade later, criminal justice reform is an important national conversation; we take pride in our work to give white collar justice lawyers a seat at the table.
To date, the community has been a featured source regarding white-collar issues, including a recent profile of Grant and the White Collar Support Group in The New Yorker. Grant’s work has also been featured in major national media outlets Entrepreneur, Bloomberg, Reuters, Forbes and Greenwich Magazine, as well as major podcasts such as The Rich Roll Podcast. Grant has also served as a main-stage presenter at high-profile conferences such as The Nantucket Project. In addition to being a popular interviewee, Grant has helped thousands of members of his community navigate their pasts and strive to re-establish themselves as productive contributors to society.
With degrees in law and a master’s degree in theology, Grant offers a unique perspective of understanding what and how members of her community face and are confronted before them. Grant himself spent nearly 14 months in federal prison for a white-collar crime he committed in 2001.
According to former Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams, who served time in federal prison, “Jeff has created a network of welcoming, non-judgmental, understanding men and women who share their similar experiences in an open environment. and stimulating”.
The weekly Monday meeting is held online on Zoom starting at 7 p.m. ET, 4 p.m. PT and lasts approximately 75 minutes. During the meeting, members have the opportunity to reflect on their healing process and to embrace those who are new to the group, which continues to grow with each weekly meeting.
Complementing the weekly meetings, there is an ongoing blog on Grant’s popular site, prisonist.org, where meetings are recapped, dissected, and materials gathered for community members to continue working on their own. Grant’s White Collar Week podcast has also become an essential source for his community, providing a platform for those who have been through the journey to tell their story and provide personal information about their recovery. Guests included current and former politicians, financial executives, white-collar criminal defense attorneys, federal agents, judges, Hollywood producers and more.
About Progressive Prison Ministries:
Established in 2013 in Greenwich, CT, Progressive Prison Ministries is the world’s premier ministry dedicated to serving the white-collar justice community. More information is available on his website at prisonist.org and on his social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.