Criminal Justice Cafe Podcast: Jacqueline Polverari Interviews John Lawrie, Criminal Justice Professor, Albertus Magnus College, Ep. 7

In this episode, Jacquie is joined by John Lawrie, Ed.D., an associate professor of criminal justice and retired super max corrections officer to discuss punishment versus rehabilitation, changing the culture of COs, and teaching the next generation of lawmakers about these important issues.

Jacquie is a member of our White Collar Support Group that meets online on Zoom on Monday evenings.

Criminal Justice Cafe: Transparent conversations about controversial subjects within the Criminal Justice System… from the inside out.

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Jacqueline Polverari:

Jacqueline Polverari, MBA, MSW is the founder and Executive Director of Evolution Reentry Services, focusing on the needs of women who have been impacted by the Criminal Justice System.  

Jacqueline has over 25 years’ experience as a professional with proven successes in business leadership, mentoring and therapeutic environments. Her experience working with trauma culminated after spending almost a year in Danbury Federal Prison Camp for Women and observing the trauma women experience related to being incarcerated.  She has since dedicated herself to Criminal Justice Reform and Reentry services with a special focus on trauma and reentry services for women relating to incarceration.  Jacqueline is an active member of the National Association of Social Workers, JustLeadershipUSA and #Cut50 and speaks at conferences and symposiums throughout the country.  She most recently designed and hosted the first retreat for women convicted of a white-collar crime in the country in October 2019.  Jacqueline is working diligently to continue her education and has returned to school to obtain her Doctoral Degree in Social Work with a concentration in Criminal Justice. 

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