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Friday, August 5, 2016

National Night Out in Providence - 2016National Night Out 2016 - Central Falls

Thousands turned out across Rhode Island for the annual National Night Out celebration. United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha and members of his staff joined local law enforcement at celebrations in Providence and Central Falls

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Saturday, July 16, 2016

U.S. Atty Peter Neronha joined Muslim religious and  community leaders  in solidarity to condemn violence & hatred

United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha joined Muslim faith-based and community leaders at the Muslim Community Center at URI to denounce the recent vandalism to Masjid Al-Hoda, and to stand in solidarity with the community condemning the recent spate of violence & hatred.

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Community Outreach, Hate Crimes
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Standing in solidarity with the LGBT Community at a prayer vigil at Roger Williams National Memorial

Standing in solidarity with the LGBT Community at a prayer vigil at Roger Williams National Memorial.

Standing in solidarity with the LGBT Community at a prayer vigil at Roger Williams National Memorial

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Pastor Hance Philippe leads a discussion with Assistant Public Defender Olin Thompson, United States Attorney Peter Neronha and First Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Dambruch on the role and process of the federal grand jury

Pastor Hance Philippe, left, moderates a Community Ambassador Training session, discussing the role of a federal grand jury and the grand jury process. Panelists included Asst. Federal Defender Olin Thompson, United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha, and First Asst. United States Attorney Stephen G. Dambruch. The Ambassador Training Program is a series of meetings and discussions between law enforcement, faith-based leaders, community leaders and the community to foster trust and keep open the lines of communication. The program began shortly after events unfolded in Ferguson, Missouri. Other topics previously discussed include protecting an individual’s civil rights, interacting with law enforcement during car stops, and trust between the community and law enforcement.

 

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

More than 150 people filled a conference center to learn about integrating ex-offenders into the workforce

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 provided information on programs and incentives available to employers when hiring ex-offenders

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 Food Experts and PM Recycling located in Rhode Island, long-time supporters of providing employment opportunities to ex-offenders, to speak with other employers and hiring managers about the successes and challenges associated with employing formerly incarcerated individuals. Ex-offenders spoke to the personal challenges they confronted while seeking employment and the rewards they now realize having been given the opportunity to work.

Panel discussions provided information on programs and incentives available to employers when hiring ex-offenders

District Court Magistrate Patricia A. Sullivan moderated a discussion on employee readiness and post-release services available for ex-offenders and employers.

Panel discussions provided information on programs and incentives available to employers when hiring ex-offenders

A.T. Wall, Director of the Department of Corrections, led a discussion about incentives and resources available from the Department of Labor and Training, and from U.S. and state probation for employers who hire ex-offenders.

Additionally, Community based Open Doors and Amos House detailed pre and post-release assistance and training programs they offer to ex-offenders as they ready to rejoin the workforce.

An employment and labor attorney, a partner at Partridge Snow & Hahn, provided critical information about employment law and the legal implications.

Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, a key partner in advocating for employers to hire ex-offendersLaurie White, President of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce was key to bringing employers to the table

Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and Laurie White, President of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, are critical partners in the effort to reduce recidivism in Rhode Island. Their respective agencies are devoting significant time and resources to encourage employers to provide employment opportunities to ex-offenders.

 

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Friday, April 29, 2016

USA Neronha speaks with Joe Cugini at WBLQ Radio about National Reentry WeekUSA Neronha speaks with Chris Bouley and Roger Bouchard at WNRI Radio about National Reentry Week

United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha on the radio with Joe Cugini at WBLQ Radio in Westerly, and Chris Bouley and Roger Bouchard at WNRI Radio in Woonsocket to discuss National Reentry Week and the importance of employers and hiring managers considering ex-offenders as part of their workforce development strategy.

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Monday, April 25, 2016

AUSA Sandra Hebert and IRS Special Agent Matthew Amsden provide tips to Neighborhood Crime Watch on protecting personal information

Assistant United States Attorney Sandra R. Hebert and IRS Special Agent Matthew Amsden provide tips to Neighborhood Crime Watch leaders in Providence on ways to protect personal identifying information and what to do if you becomes a victim of identity theft.

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

United States Attorney Peter Neronha and Warwick Rotary Clubs President Ed McDonough

United States Attorney Peter Neronha is welcomed to the Rotary Club of Warwick by Ed McDonough, President of the Warwick, Rhode Island chapter of Rotary. United States Attorney Neronha spoke to Rotarians about the Department of Justice and U.S. Attorney's Office's commitment to engaging the community in reentry projects in an effort to reduce recidivism. U.S. Attorney Neronha also spoke about the Office's partnership with state, local and federal law enforcement to reduce gun crimes and other violent crimes in neighborhoods across the state.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

US Attorney Neronha paying tribute to all victims of crime and honoring all those who serve crime victims

United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha joined Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin at Victims' Grove in Providence during National Crime Victims' Rights Week to honor and pay tribute to all crime victims, and to acknowledge members of law enforcement, the courts, service providers and individuals who work tirelessly to build the trust of and return hope to the victims of crime.

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Monday, April 11, 2016

NAACP Youth Council visit the U.S. Attorney's Office to discuss protecting civil rights and prosecuting violations

Members of the Providence Chapter of the NAACP’s Youth Council paid a visit to the United States Attorney's office to meet with Assistant United States Attorney John P. McAdams to discuss the criminal justice system and the role of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in investigating and prosecuting civil rights violations. Several of the students expressed a strong interest in pursuing careers in protecting individuals' civil rights. 

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