Left to right, Pet Food Experts Director of Operations Jeff Lavalley; Pet Food Experts employee Dwayne Gibson, a former inmate; Alicia Samolis, a partner at Partridge, Snow & Hahn specializing in employment law; and John Marshall, Deputy Chief U.S. Probation Officer in Rhode Island discussing employment opportunities for ex-offenders in Rhode Island. The panel, led by United States Attorney Peter Neronha, was one of five panels addressing employment, housing and education opportunities, and community-based services for citizens returning to the community from prison.
November 1, 2016
May 25, 2016
More than 150 businesses owners, employers, hiring managers, and service providers filled a hotel conference center to share workforce development strategies to integrate formally incarcerated individuals into the workforce. Panel discussions like the one pictured above, moderated by United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha, provided a unique opportunity for employers, such as Johns Hopkins Health Systems, a nationally recognized leader in creating employment opportunities for ex-offenders, Pet...
Updated June 10, 2016
December 13, 2016
United States Attorney Peter Neronha joined Prevent Opiate Abuse RI, The American Medicine Chest Challenge, City of Providence Healthy Community Office and The Journey to Hope, Health and Healing, Inc. at Vision Evangelica in Providence to discuss combating opiate-based painkillers and heroin addiction.
Updated December 28, 2016
September 23, 2016
President Barack Obama and Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch designated the week of September 19-23, 2016, as National Heroin and Opioid Awareness Week. In recognition of National Heroin and Opioid Awareness week, United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha hosted a series of public discussions and town hall meetings to raise awareness about a public health crisis in Rhode Island of heroin and opioid addiction and overdoses. The discussions reinforced the Department of Justice’s three-fold approach...
Updated October 4, 2016
January 16, 2017
A weekend of inspiring celebrations of the life and ministry of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., attended by United States Attorney Peter Neronha, began with this gathering at the Calvary Baptist Church in Providence on Sunday, January 15. On Monday, U.S. Attorney Neronha joined hundreds of Rhode Islanders in a community celebration of Dr. King’s life and ministry at the Ministers Alliance of Rhode Island annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Scholarship Breakfast. Later in the day, U.S. Attorney Neronha...
Updated January 19, 2017
Updated November 22, 2016