The Connecticut pardon Team is a non-profit organization that has provided many people an avenue to a better quality of life. Many of our clients have gone on to successfully live the “American Dream.” Without the Pardon Team, many of them would have been unable to attain their success. Most people are unaware that the pardon process is available or how it works. From my personal experience, almost everyone that attempts the process needs help with the paperwork and coaching to follow through to the completion. Our program concentrates on the individual and devotes time, energy and resources from the start of the pardon process to the end. Our team members are personally involved in each step of the process.. The Connecticut Pardon Team was organized in 2004 and was incorporated as a non-profit entity in 2006. It was established by Jacqueline Caron and Richard A Caron Sr., both pardoned ex-offenders who have gone on to establish professional careers and become leading voices for social justice in their community.
Mr. Caron holds a degree in Accounting. He also received his own pardon back in 2005, so he has first-hand knowledge about the process. He works very close with the Board of Pardons and Parole. He has received Citations and Proclamations from the City of Norwich for volunteering two years in a row. He is also a member of The Norwich Democratic Town Committee, Board of Reviews/Dangerous Building Committee, A Trustee for Evans Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church in Norwich, CT., Treasurer for The American Legion, Post 594, and a member of The Reid and Hughes building committee in Norwich. Mr. Caron gives of his time and financial support to many organizations, which makes him an outstanding community member. He is very faithful to God and his Church, which makes people love and respect him in all walks of life. Mr. Caron has a love for playing pool and golf. He is a avid pool player. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Laura Anderson, President
Laura holds her masters degree in Elementary Education and is currently teaching preschool. She volunteers for a variety of community organizations, including the Greenville NRZ, the Norwich Winter festival Committee, the Yankee Yesteryear Car Club (membership chairperson), and of course the President of the Connecticut Pardon Team. Email: email@example.com
Mary Smith, Pardon Technician
On June 2010 Mary Smith volunteered as an office Assistant for the Connecticut Pardon Team, Inc. In October 2010 Mary was offered the position as Pardon Technician, which made her the first employee at the Connecticut Pardon Team. She found her job rewarding to reach out to the community and be part of the healing process in moving forward with peoples lives. She has had the privilege of working with Niantic Correctional Center, Woman’s Retreat, and Project Homeless, Connection Inc. Blue Hills Association and Laurel House, under the positive teaching and support of our Executive Director, Richard A. Caron, Sr. Through working with the Connecticut Pardon Team Mary has found balance. She developed a strong spiritual life in April, 2012. Mary accepted the call to the Ministry and is a licensed Evangelist on Trail at Evans Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church in Norwich, CT. Mary has devotion and sincereness for the Connecticut Pardon Team, and her community. She is on several ministries at her church, and enjoys being part of giving to the community. While working with the Connecticut Pardon Team, Inc., Mary has become skillful with assisting the Bureau of Rehabilitation Services, addressing participants with disabilities, and providing them with tools and information toward expunging their criminal history.
Debra White came to volunteer to help Mr. Caron with his political campaign around the end of September, 2011. By the end of October, Mr. Caron hired her as his Secretary at the Connecticut Pardon Team, Inc. She learned about the functions and responsibilities that Mr. Caron expected from her in about two weeks before going on payroll. Coming from a legal secretarial background of close to thirty years, it was pretty easy to catch on. As she continued to prosper, in February 2012 Mr. Caron thought that it was time for her to become involved with the Pardon Process. She is now a Pardon Technician, as well as his Secretary. Debra enjoys working with our participants who are seeking the pardon process, and who are looking to enhance their lives by this pardon process. We do volunteer extra hours to do our informationals throughout the State of Connecticut. It is rewarding to see the look on some people’s faces when they realize that they have a chance to clean up what they messed up. Debra is also very involved in her church. She is the Director of the Christian Education Department, and a member of the Hospitality Committee. She loves working in the church and helping wherever and whenever she can.