Founder and Director
Jacques Verduin, MA Somatic Psych., is a father, community organizer and a teacher. He has a 20 year history as a subject matter expert on prison rehabilitation programming, a record of successful pioneering and sustaining programs, and has cultivated a sizable network of connections in the field. Currently Director of Insight-Out, Mr. Verduin founded and directed the Insight Prison Project, which under his leadership produced the VOEG program and spun off the Prison Mindfulness Initiative, the Prison Yoga Project, the Insight Garden Project, among other efforts. All of these organizations are actively replicating. In addition to California, he is a consultant to the US State Department, and he and his staff has travelled abroad to train professionals in Guatemala, El Salvador, Bosnia and the Netherlands. Mr. Verduin received several prestigious awards for community leadership, as well as signed commendations from Senators Feinstein and Pelosi, the CA. Legislature and local government officials.