This blog is written by Root & Rebound staff and a team of volunteers and interns, working together to ensure that people in reentry have access to justice and opportunity to become productive, healthy, and integrated members of our diverse and shared society.
We are a team of attorneys and advocates. We use legal tools, resources, and education to protect the rights of some of the most discriminated people in modern day America – people returning home from prison and jail. Our mission is to increase access to justice and create pathways to success for people in reentry from prison and jail, helping them fulfill their greatest potential as engaged members of families and communities. Root & Rebound works to accomplish its mission through three key programs: direct legal services with social services support, legal and community education & high-impact policy advocacy.
We are proponents of collaboration across the reentry sector and pursue efforts to increase resources and communication among California service providers. The organization was founded in October of 2013 (under the fiscal sponsorship of the Prison University Project). As of August 2014, Root & Rebound is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit, making all donations fully tax deductible under law.
We hope to use this blog to write about the world of Reentry Services & Reentry Legal Services and all of the many people and issues that inspire us. Thank you for joining us on this journey!
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