Root and Rebound’s Roadmap to Reentry
I earn a living by providing prison-consulting services to people who’ve been indicted. I prepare those people to position themselves for the lowest possible sentence, and to serve those sentences in the best possible environment. But my work is much more than serving as a prison consultant. I also work to improve outcomes of our nation’s criminal justice system.
Many people who’ve been charged with a criminal offense struggle with reentry once they return to society. I admire Katherine Katcher, a graduate from UC Berkeley Law School. After earning her law degree and becoming a lawyer, Katherine founded Root and Rebound, a non-profit organization that strives to prepare the formerly incarcerated for success.
Katherine has put together a team of other professionals. Together, the developed the Roadmap to Reentry, a comprehensive guide for those who are returning to society. She and her colleagues train facilitators how to use the 1,200+ page manual. It includes training in nine separate areas of the law. Those who use the resource effectively arm themselves to triumph over many of the challenges that complicate adjustments for the majority of 750,000+ people who return to society each year from America’s jails and prisons.
Katherine spoke with the Earning Freedom audience today, telling us about her inspiring work and the challenges Root and Rebound faces. Next month I’ll travel to Oakland to contribute as a speaker for the group’s annual fund raising event. I’m hopeful that Root and Rebound succeeds in generating the resources it needs to combat the consequences that follow our nation’s commitment to mass incarceration.
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