Reentry Advocacy Project

The Reentry Advocacy Project (RAP) partners with Root & Rebound to work on cutting-edge criminal justice issues. Root & Rebound is a creative legal nonprofit organization founded by a Boalt alum. Students will:

  • Be extensively trained on the collateral consequences of incarceration and system involvement, and Root & Rebound’s Roadmap to Reentry legal guide;
  • Answer Reentry Advice Hotline calls and speak with currently and formerly incarcerated callers, and those who support them, about their reentry-related questions and issues every Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.;
  • Conduct legal intakes by phone and prepare follow-up information and resources for callers;
  • Help callers understand and navigate reentry-related information in the Roadmap to Reentry legal guide;
  • Research and write about the most current and relevant reentry legal issues to continuously update, improve, and augment our Roadmap to Reentry guide, and provide current information to Root & Rebound’s constituents; and
  • Provide general support to Root & Rebound’s reentry attorneys with respect to follow-up work and data collection and analysis regarding Reentry Advice Hotline calls and prison mail correspondence.

Time Commitment: Every Friday for ten weeks, with a minimum of four hours in the office and up to two hours of follow-up work done remotely. In addition, students will be required to attend an all-day training once each semester. This is a year-long project and students are expected to participate for the full academic year.

For more information, please contact the student leaders at

How To Apply


We are grateful to our supporters:

Julie Hess
Loren S. Lewallen
David B. Oppenheimer
Select Equity Group, Inc.