Gerald (Jerry) McCormac, Jr. has dedicated his career to fulfilling his lifelong passion of helping those most in need by positively impacting and improving programs aimed at reducing recidivism. Beginning as a case manager in Philadelphia, Jerry’s career path has allowed him to absorb the knowledge of the evolving science and theories surrounding community corrections and recidivism reduction while overseeing the implementation and effective application of these concepts across 50+ programs, through 14 states, and across the re-entry spectrum of care as part of both the private and public sectors of the industry.
Jerry received his Bachelors of Science Degree from Holy Family University in 1997. In 2011, Jerry was certified as an American Correctional Association Auditor for Adult Community Residential Standards. Between 2011 and 2013, Jerry expanded his knowledge and application of ACA standards to include therapeutic communities and adult correctional institutions in a national role and scoring perfect in 9 consecutive ACA audits, including one of each of the above ACA standards (TC, ACRS, and ACI).
In 2014, Jerry was selected, trained and certified United States Department of Justice Certified Prison Rape Elimination Act Auditor and, in 2015, created McCormac Correctional Consulting, LLC. As managing member of McCormac Correctional Consulting LLC, Jerry was instrumental in Colorado Community Corrections implementation of, and compliance with, the national PREA standards throughout the state; contracting with twenty of the thirty-one Colorado Community Corrections programs and was instrumental in implementing PREA compliant processes, practices and policies in 6 other Colorado Community Corrections Programs.
In 2015, Jerry was appointed to serve on the El Paso County Community Corrections Board as a citizen member and, eventually served as vice-chair for the El Paso Community Corrections Board. In this capacity, Jerry was selected to represent the community corrections board on the El Paso County 2017 – 2021 Strategic Planning Committee in 2016.
In July 2016, Jerry was hired by El Paso County Justice Services Department to serve as their Community Corrections Program Supervisor. Under Jerry ‘s supervision and guidance, between 2016-2017, El Paso County’s community corrections programs quickly began seeing notable improvement and progress towards implementing effective and sustainable evidence-based practices. Due in large part to Jerry’s strategic initiatives, El Paso County’s community corrections programs experiences substantial increases in their successful completion rates as well as sharp declines in their escape rates. In late 2017, Jerry brought his expertise and insight to ComCor to serve as its chief strategist, business developer, and its Director of Operations in an effort to help contribute to ComCor’s resurgence.