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Dr. Divine Pryor

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Executive Director

Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions
510 Gates Avenue 1St Floor
Brooklyn, New York 11216
United States

Company Description: The Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions (CNUS) is the first and only independent public policy, research, training and advocacy organization designed and...   more

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  • Ph. D. , forensic psychology
  • undergraduate degrees
  • Ph. D.
    Suffield University
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Dr. Divine Pryor, Executive Director
Dr. Divine Pryor, Executive Director
Dr. Divine Pryor, Executive Director
Dr. Divine Pryor serves as the Executive Director of the Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions, an independent research, training and advocacy Human Justice think tank, formerly at Medgar Evers College in the City University of New York, founded and developed by academic professionals with prior experience within the criminal punishment system. It is the first of its kind in the country.
Dr. Pryor is a social scientist with extensive knowledge and expertise in the criminal justice, health and social service fields, having spent over half his career administering HIV/AIDS, domestic violence, substance abuse and other social service non-profits. He has traveled extensively providing counsel and technical assistance on criminal justice issues to judges, prosecutors, correctional staff and other system stakeholders for the purpose of influencing policy decisions. In addition, he has developed trainings and workshops for professionals that address issues such as anti-gang initiatives, poverty, literacy, unemployment, housing and healthcare.
He is a highly sought after technical assistance provider who continues to work with various non-profit and governmental agencies to build infrastructure, program capacity and innovative solutions.
In 2001, Dr. Pryor was appointed by the Council of State Governors to the National Re-entry Policy Council where he and over 100 national experts produced the most voluminous work in re-entry in the nation. Dr. Pryor has also served on the advisory board of the DC Pre-Trial Services Agency, NYC Department of Juvenile Justice, and the Re-entry program of the Kings County Prosecutor office.
In 2009, Dr. Pryor was appointed by the Majority Leader of the New York State Senate to co-chair the New York State Anti-Gang Violence Reduction Commission. In addition, Dr. Pryor is an active member of a number of local, regional & national legislative, social and political advocacy groups whose focus is to achieve de-carceration through community development.
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Delta Upsilon Hosts Dr. Divine Pryor Delta Upsilon Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. | Trenton, NJ
Delta Upsilon Hosts Dr. Divine Pryor Posted: February 17. 2010
The Delta Upsilon Social Action committee under the leadership of Brother Aula Sumbry in co-sponsorship with the James Kerney Campus, Mercer County College hosted Dr. Divine Pryor, the current Deputy Executive Director of the Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions in the School of Professional and Community Development at Medgar Evers College in New York as our guest lecturer for the Chapter's first Annual Education Forum and Lecture on Friday, November 20, 2009. r. Pryor, a widely acclaimed social scientist, with extensive knowledge and experience in the field of criminal justice addressed a large crowd on issues related to anti-gang initiatives, community policing, prison education, unemployment opportunities for people with convictions, and alternatives to incarceration.
Front Row: Brother Julius Campbell, Dr. Monica Weaver, Provost, Mercer County College-James Kerney Campus, Dr. Divine Pryor, Brother Basileus Dr. Garry M. Keel,
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"There are few issues as important to the safety and well being of urban communities as the return to these communities of people incarcerated," said Dr. Divine Pryor, executive director of the NuLeadership Policy Group, a public policy think tank at Medgar Evers College in the City University of New York, comprised completely of professionals who spent time in prison.
"Education is the key to most successful transitions from prison to community and as such should be one of our top public policy priorities," he said.
The DuBois Bunche Center for Public Policy » DBC Fellows, 6 Mar 2012 [cached]
Divine Pryor has established a national and international reputation as an expert in the field of criminal justice reform . efore receiving his undergraduate degrees and a Ph. D. in forensic psychology Dr. Pryor was incarcerated for several years. In the tradition of Malcolm X (Malik Shabazz) Dr. Pryor rediscovered his love for learning and a passion for justice during this personal journey.
While incarcerated, Dr.Pryor developed a commitment to reverse the disproportionate number of African Americans who are imprisoned. Since securing his Ph. D. from Suffield University, Dr. Pryor has served on the National Re-entry Policy Council for the Council of State Governors board of directors of the National Legal Aid and Defender Association, and the Community Justice Center. Dr. Pryor is currently the Deputy Executive Director of the Center for Nu Leadership on Urban Solutions at Medgar Evers College.
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