Founder Bio from 1992 to 2015

In 2001, I began writing my vision on the services

I desired to provide, to individuals whom I consider to

be my peer (ex-offenders and addicts). In 2002, I began

to formulate an organization and God gave me the name,

"Christian Recovery Aftercare Ministry"

*      Christian – who I am and who I always intend to be

*      Recovery – what I have experienced and what I desire for others to experience

*      Aftercare – what is needed on many levels, after the recovery process has started

*      Ministry – regardless of what direction CRAM takes, it will always be my ministry

I identify my life as that of the"energizer bunny"…I keep going, and going, and going…helping my peer population of offenders and those struggling with addiction. By providing these services, I am truly fulfilling God’s word: "For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me"… Matthew 25:35-36

 

SPIRITUALITY

Church Membership –Shiloh Church of God in Christ 1992 to present

2012 to present    Executive Board Member of Shiloh Church of God in Christ

2004 to present    Licensed Missionary under the National Church of God in Christ

2007-2009            President – Shiloh COGIC Women’s Fellowship Department

2007 to present    Secretary to the Pastor of Shiloh Church of God in Christ

2013 to present    Shiloh Church Administrative Assistant

2002 to present    Member of the Pastor’s Aide Auxiliary

 

EDUCATION

2012          Certified Recovery Specialist –Pennsylvania Certification Board               

2011          HIV/AIDs Counselor - Pennsylvania Department of Health

2006          Masters Degree in Ministry (M.Min.) Chesapeake Bible College and Seminary (Ridgley, Maryland)

2005          Bachelor Degree in Christian Ministry (BCM) Chesapeake Bible College and Seminary (Ridgley, Maryland)

1990-1992  Associate Degree Program – (51 credits) Pennsylvania State University

1991          Certificate in Business Management –Pennsylvania State University

1990          Paralegal Certificate - Pennsylvania State University

 

EMPLOYMENT

2012-2013           JEG Paralegal & Training & Consulting Services, LLC

2002-Present       Christian Recovery Aftercare Ministry,Inc. (Founder & CEO)

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania State Employee since 1993: Retired March 2013

2006-2013           Pennsylvania Department of State, Bureau of Enforcement and Investigation, Office of Professional Compliance (Position: Paralegal)

1997-2006           Dept.of Labor & Industry, Worker’s Compensation Appeal Board (Position held: Administrative Assistant)

1993-1997           Dept. of Labor & Industry, Worker’s Compensation Legal

                          Office (Positions held: Clerk Typist II, Clerk Typist III, and Secretarial Supervisor)

 

COMMUNITY & VOLUNTEER SERVICE

2014              State Representative Patty Kim Community Office Staff Trainer

2013              Panel – Pennsylvania Expungement (State Representative Office)

2009              Member - PA Board of Probation and Parole Community Action

2006 to 2007  Capital Region Ex-offender Support Coalition Vice Chairperson:

2006              Capital Region Ex-offender Support Coalition Member

2007 to 2011  Instructor – The Partnership Re-entry services – SCI-Muncy

2005 to 2012  Instructor – SAVE (Spiritual Awareness Vocational Education) Pre-release/Re-entry Class – SCI- Camp Hill Prison

2005 to 2010  Board of Director Consultant/Advisor – Berea Ministries, Inc.

2005 to 2010  Dauphin County Systems of Care Outreach Faith-based Committee

2005 to 2007  Administrative Coordinator -MAO, Inc. (Mt. Union, PA)

2005 to 2008  Family Group Conference Co-Facilitator - Dauphin County Systems of Care – It Takes a Village

2005 to 2007  Board of Director – Starting Over Recovery House

2005 to 2006  Community Liaison – Dept. of Corrections Bridging The Gap Male Mentor Program

2004 to present  Paralegal for Bishop Benjamin J. Ravenel, Sr., (Jurisdictional Bishop of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Church of God in Christ

 

AWARDS

2009  Featured in Reader’s Digest February 2009 Issue

2009  Harrisburg Rotary Club - Above Self Volunteer Award

2009  Jefferson Award for Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

2007  Volunteer of the Year – Pennsylvania Department of Correctional - Community Correction Centers (Harrisburg)

2006  Dauphin County Collaborative Board - Measuring Outcome & Project Logic Model Training Certificate

2006  Grant Reviewer for the Institute for Youth Development

2005  Volunteer of the Year – Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (SCI-Camp Hill)

 

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

2015  State of Connecticut Church Conference Workshop for  Capacity Building

2015  Franklin County United Way Nonprofit Workshop Presenter   

2015  Praying Time Ministry COGIC Nonprofit Workshop(Franklin County)

2011  Widener University: Panelists, PA: Best practices for Prisoner Reentry

2011  Keynote Speaker: Martin Luther King Family Life Center of Lebanon, PA 2011 Annual Banquet

2009  Presenter/Speaker: National Career Development Association for the 2009 Conference: Defender/Offender Workforce Development- Workshop   Presenter – Funds for Nonprofits Serving Ex-offenders

2009  Keynote Speaker: Thresholds in Delaware County: Annual Dinner Presenter/Speaker       

2009  State Correctional Institution at Huntingdon -2009 Annual Day of Responsibility

2008  Presenter/Speaker: American Correctional Association - 2008 Winter Conference: Workshop: Presenter – My Sister’s Keeper

2008 & 2009        Workshop Presenter:  Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Jurisdiction 88th & 89th State Convocations for the Church of God in Christ

  • Workshop 1:  Incorporating Your Vision

  • Workshop 2:  Completing the 501(c)3 Application

  • Workshop 3:  Funds For Your Outreach/Ministry/Church

  • Workshop 4:  Grant Writing

  • Workshop 5:  Prison & Addiction Ministry

 I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me"
Matthew 25:35-36

ABOUT CRAM'S FOUNDER

ABOUT JUANITA 

EDRINGTON-GRANT

...by providing these services, I am truly fulfilling God’s Word.

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