Executive Directors Message
Hello Community and friends,
My name is Shermond Reid, I am a wife, mother and grandmother, and the Interim Executive Director at JPC. As one formerly impacted by the criminal justice system, I have firsthand experience concerning the challenges that women and men face upon release from incarceration. The processes of community reengagement and societal reintegration can be a cumbersome experience. The weight of past choices, community intolerance and systematic disrespect creates barriers that make it hard for those with the greatest of intentions to succeed. Today, I am glad that I did not give in to the pull of returning back to my former mindset and way because those moments along my path were preparing me for such a time as this.
Therefore, it is with great pleasure, that I am able to serve in this capacity, where I can help create and promote restorative pathways for returning men and women to be able to have the best opportunity to live healthy, productive lives.
I confidently say that the past of the Judicial Process Commission is remarkable. However, JPC present is thriving and JPC future is expanding.