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Court Manager Receives Distinguished Alumni Award Lawrenceville Resident Honored by SUNY-Albany
Harvey M. Goldstein, director of the Judiciary's Intensive Supervision Program (ISP), has been named a recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from The State University of New York at Albany's School of Criminal Justice. The award is bestowed annually to honor one or two individuals whose distinguished careers merit special recognition.
"Harvey Goldstein has led the development and expansion of our Intensive Supervision Program, which helps integrate offenders back into the community, achieves significant savings in prison costs. Through the program, convicted offenders are released from prison into a highly controlled supervision program that has proven remarkably successful at putting clients on the path to productivity and personal responsibility. We congratulate Harvey on this well-earned recognition," said Judge Glenn A. Grant, acting administrative director of the courts.
A 35-year veteran of probation services, Harvey Goldstein holds a bachelor's degree from City College of New York and a master's degree from SUNY-Albany.
He began his career as a research associate with the National Council on Crime and Delinquency in 1970 and joined the Judiciary as a research associate in the probation division in 1972. Goldstein rose through the ranks in the probation division and was named assistant director for probation in 1983. He served in that role until 1997, when he was named the director of ISP.
ISP is a component of the probation services division of the New Jersey Judiciary. ISP provides an opportunity for a carefully selected population of offenders to be released from state prison into the community under a rigorous form of community supervision. ISP emphasizes control, monitoring, surveillance, treatment and the collection of court-imposed financial obligations.
As ISP director, Goldstein is responsible for the monitoring of the 1,425 participants in the program, which was recently expanded in response to a recommendation to increase ISP participation from the state's Government Efficiency and Reform Commission.
"Thanks to the dedication of our judges and staff, we were able to reach our expansion goal six months ahead of schedule. I consider myself lucky to be a part of the Judiciary and to work with so many talented and committed individuals who are working hard every day to ensure the success of this program," said Goldstein.
Goldstein and his wife, Arlene, have lived in Lawrenceville for the past 35 years.