Jacques Verduin, MA Somatic Psych. is a father, community organizer and a teacher with a unique understanding of the profound meaning of criminal activity. He is the Founding Director of the Insight Prison Project (IPP), a non-profit that since 1997 pioneers innovative in-prison rehabilitation programs in San Quentin. In 2011 he foundedInsight-Out, which provides services and self-development opportunities to prisoners and challenged youth and empowers them to positively transform their predicament.
Jacques has trained former prisoners to act as Change Agents in the community, working to prevent violence and incarceration. He is a subject matter expert on mindfulness, emotional intelligence and transforming violence. He has worked in prisons for 16 years and serves as a catalyst for state-wide prison reform in California.
In his forthcoming book, Leaving Prison Before You Get Out, Jacques shares stories and insights from his experience and his program, GRIP - Guiding Rage into Power.
Please join us on Saturday the 4th of January to hear Jacques as he shares inspiring stories of transformation...
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