The Criminal Justice Insider Podcast with Babz Rawls Ivy & Jeff Grant: Guest Cathryn Lavery, Ph.D., Chair of the Iona College Criminal Justice Dept., Fri., Nov. 15, 2019

On Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, 9 am ET, Cathryn Lavery, Ph.D., Chair & Graduate Coordinator for the Iona College Criminal Justice Department, was our guest on the Criminal Justice Insider Podcast with Babz Rawls Ivy & Jeff Grant – The Voice of CT Criminal Justice. Live on WNHH 103.5 FM New Haven, rebroadcast at 5 pm. Live-streamed and podcast everywhere, see below. Sponsored by the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven – Now More Than Ever.

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Dr. Cathryn Lavery grew up in Pelham and after graduating from Pelham High School went on to Clark University in Worcester MA. After graduating with a degree in Sociology, she worked at Planned Parenthood where she counseled AIDS/HIV patients and at Worcester County Jail where she began working as a liaison with city probation and inmate re-entry. Returning to NY, she continued counseling work and began received training on sexual victimization and trauma. In addition, she worked began counseling female clients from half way houses, jails and area prisons. It was here she began to see significant issues with mental health and inmates. After returning to NY she began her Master of Science in Criminal Justice where she was the first women to graduate from the program. She later applied to The Graduate Center/City University of NY and received her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Forensic Psychology and Ethics. Within months of beginning her doctorate she was in the classroom and worked in various departments at John Jay College for the 8 years. Her interest in students’ welfare and success began initially with her research that focused on sexual violence on campuses. After John Jay, she went to Sacred Heart University and found her way back to NY and Iona where she has served as Chair & Graduate Coordinator for the Criminal Justice Department.

Among many accolades, including being the first woman and educator to be honored at the Detective Barney Ferguson Legacy May Day Annual Award in 2019, She has been awarded with The Master Teacher Award, The Catherine McCabe Award for Excellence in Teaching, Faculty Speaker of the Year, Adjunct Award for Westchester Community College and the Jean Claude Lovinsky Award for Service to Students. Dr. Lavery has served on the New Rochelle Community Policing Board and has published in areas including community based corrections, sexual assault and violent crime. Her recent research projects include animal therapy programs on Riker’s Island, Social Media and violent crime and Sexual assault and Intimate partner violence. She is a Board Affiliate member of the International Association of Forensic Criminologists, and a member of The International Association of Correctional and Forensic Psychologists, The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and the American Society of Criminologists. Dr. Lavery serves as a consultant and trainer on issues involving leadership, sexual harassment and strategic planning with criminal justice reform. This fall, Dr. Lavery will be appearing in a podcast/documentary film by NYPD, profiling a cold case homicide.

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Season Three Guests:

Fri., Sept. 6, 2019: Khalil Cumberbatch, Chief Strategist at New Yorkers United for Justice
Fri., Sept. 20, 2019: Aaron T. Kinzel, Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Michigan-Dearborn
Fri., Oct. 4, 2019: Charlie Grady, Outreach Specialist for the FBI CT Community Outreach Program
Fri., Oct. 18, 2019: Michael Kimelman, Former Hedge Funder and Author of Confessions of a Wall Street Insider: A Cautionary Tale of Rats, Feds, and Banksters
Fri., Nov. 1, 2019: Corey Brinson, Former Attorney Convicted for a White Collar Crime who is running for Hartford City Council
Fri., Nov. 15, 2019: Cathryn Lavery, Ph.D., Chair & Graduate Coordinator for the Iona College Criminal Justice Department

Season Two Guests:

Fri., Sept. 9, 2018: Kennard Ray, CT Unlock the Vote and Candidate for CT State Legislator
Fri., Sept. 21, 2018: Louis L. Reed, National Organizer for #Cut50
Fri., Oct. 5, 2018: Sue Gunderman & Beth Hines, CT Reentry Roundtables
Fri., Oct. 19, 2018: Venice Michalsen, Assoc. Professor of Justice Studies, Montclair State University
Fri., Nov. 16, 2018: Andrew Clark, Director of the Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy, Central Connecticut State University
Fri., Dec. 7, 2018: Glenn E. Martin, Founder/Consultant of GEM Trainers and Past-President and Founder of JustLeadershipUSA
Fri., Dec. 21, 2018: Fernando Muniz, CEO of Community Solutions, Inc., and community leader Rosa Correa.
Fri., Jan. 4, 2019: New Years Retrospective Show Looking Back at Past CJI Guests.
Fri. Jan. 18, 2019: Peter Henning, Law Prof. at Wayne State University and “White Collar Watch” columnist for the NY Times.
Fri., Feb. 1, 2019: Jeffrey Deskovic, CEO of The Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation who was Exonerated after Serving 16 Years in Prison
Fri., Feb. 15, 2019: Jeffrey Abramowitz, Executive Director for Reentry Services, JEVS Human Services, Philadelphia.
Fri., Mar. 1, 2019, Rollin Cook, CT Commissioner of Correction
Fri., Mar. 15, 2019: Dieter Tejada, Justice Impacted Criminal Justice Advocate
Fri., Apr. 5, 2019: John Rowland, Former CT Governor
Fri., Apr. 19, 2019: Gregg D. Caruso, Ph.D. Professor of Philosophy at SUNY Corning & Co-Director of the Justice Without Retribution Network at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland
Fri., May 3, 2019: Michael Taylor, CEO of Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center in the Greater New Haven area
Fri., May 17, 2019: Tarra Simmons, Esq., Attorney & Criminal Justice Reform Advocate, Washington State
Fri., June 7, 2019: Louis L. Reed, National Organizer for #Cut50, Part Deux!
Fri., June 21, 2019: Marcus Bullock, CEO of Flikshop

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