- County Library
Project PRIDE is a major public safety initiative from the Office of Educational Services of the NJDOC.
The Office of Educational Services brings offenders from minimum custody to make presentations for various community-based organizations. The goal of Project PRIDE is to educate our audiences on the harsh realities of making destructive decisions. Topics of conversation will range from the dangers of using drugs and alcohol, drinking and driving, negative peer relationships, disrespecting authority, bullying, gangs, etc. For parents and school officials, a special emphasis will be placed on the early warning signs of destructive behavior and what resources may have helped the inmates make better decisions while in school.
The inmate speakers that participate in Project PRIDE have volunteered to share their experiences as their way to "give back" to our communities.
A moderator, from the OES, leads the candid discussion and facilitates a Q & A at the end of the session.
- Registration Not Required