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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
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.
Standing in solidarity with the LGBT Community at a prayer vigil at Roger Williams National Memorial.
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.
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 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.
District Court Magistrate Patricia A. Sullivan moderated a discussion on employee readiness and post-release services available for ex-offenders and employers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.