Attorney General to Speak on "Prevention to Re-Entry:
Creating a Safer and Healthier Community" Nov. 22 at MCCC
Windsor, N.J. - New Jersey Assistant Attorney General Wanda
H. Moore will discuss crime prevention strategies that are
key to building support networks for incarcerated youth and
their families in her talk, "Prevention to Re-Entry:
Creating a Safer and Healthier Community," on Tuesday,
Nov. 22 at 12 noon at Mercer County Community College. This
free lecture is open to the public and will be presented in
the Communications Building, Room 110, on Mercer's West
Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.
Serving as the director of the Office of Community Justice
within the Office of the New Jersey Attorney General, Moore
implements community-based crime prevention strategies that
provide incarcerated youth with the tools necessary to succeed
once they re-enter the community.
Prior to her current post, Moore served as director of Prisoner
Re-Entry for the City of Newark, where she orchestrated the
development of the Newark Prisoner Re-entry Initiative, a
key strategy of inclusion introduced by Mayor Corey Booker.
The Newark initiative focused on reducing crime and recidivism,
preparing returning ex-offenders for success in the labor
market, and providing a range of case-managed direct and referral
services to address the needs of this population.
Previously Moore was a deputy public defender, serving as
one of the first drug court public defenders in the state.
In this capacity, she was responsible for staffing the Essex
County Drug Court Program. She was also appointed the first
statewide drug court director for the Office of Public Defender.
Committed to community activism, Moore has served as a board
member of the National African-American Drug Policy Coalition.
She is the past president and a founding member of the Thurgood
Marshall Action Coalition, a national organization of drug
court professionals dedicated to ensuring access to drug courts
and framing critical research questions to support evidence-based
treatment options for people of color.
Moore earned a bachelor's degree from Brown University, a
law degree from Northeastern University School of Law and
a master's degree in Education with a specialty in conflict
resolution from Lesley University in Cambridge, Mass.
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