Two new board members have been named to the Criminal Justice and Mercy Ministries (CJAMM) board of directors, according to Scott Davis, chairman.

“Meredith McGinnis Monaco and Michele Ireland are both highly skilled and accomplished individuals with a genuine passion for criminal justice,” stated Davis.

As an attorney, Meredith comes to CJAMM with over ten-years’ experience in corporate, defense, employment, civil rights, and personal injury experience. While at the University of Oklahoma College of Law, she was the President of OU Law’s American Civil Liberties Union and earned the Justice Grimes Civil Libertarian Award and Scholarship.

Michele has been an executive in a host of businesses including the oil/gas industry and real estate. Most recently, she was worked with Buchanan Productions LLC in Edmond, Oklahoma. Throughout the years, Michele has volunteered in Oklahoma Department of Corrections facilities and is known for her passion for helping the underserved.

CJAMM provides reentry programs from correctional facilities through its Exodus Houses in Tulsa and Oklahoma City and operates New Day Camps, summer camps for children with incarcerated parents. In addition, CJAMM supports Redemption Mission Penn Avenue and Lawton Aldersgate Redemption in Lawton, two programs that work with clients at community correction centers before release. The motto of CJAMM is “Breaking the Generational Cycles of Incarceration.” Founded in 1994 by the Rev. Dr. Stan Basler as a ministry of the Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church, CJAMM became an independent 501(c)3, in 2015. Today it makes a meaningful impact on men, women, and children with addiction recovery and family reunification.

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