Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice

 

Welcome to the Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice, a multidisciplinary research center dedicated to issues of reproduction and designed to support law and policy solutions by bridging the academic-advocate divide.

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CRRJ Welcomes Rachel Johnson-Farias As Its New Director!

johnson-farias_rachelThe Center on Reproductive Rights & Justice is thrilled to welcome Rachel Johnson-Farias back to Berkeley Law. Rachel has dedicated her legal career to making the law more accessible to low-income people and communities of color. She graduated with honors from Occidental College and obtained a B.A. in Critical Theory and Social Justice. During her time at Berkeley Law, Rachel received the Francine Diaz Memorial Award for her commitment to social justice through legal services and advocacy. After law school Rachel was awarded an Equal Justice Works Fellowship to implement the Starting Over Strong (SOS) juvenile reentry program at the East Bay Community Law Center. Rachel’s prior experience in working with low-income clients and dedication to empowering youth helped her secure an Echoing Green Fellowship and J.M. Kaplan Fund Prize to create and launch Esq. Apprentice; a non-profit providing a debt-free path to law licensing for low-income people of color.

Rachel is an innovator. With years of public interest experience at the intersections of reproductive justice, criminal law, and economic development, Rachel is excited to honor and expand on CRRJ’s mission to realize reproductive rights and advance reproductive justice by influencing legal and social science discourse, furthering research and scholarship, and bolstering law and policy advocacy efforts.

Read an interview with Rachel here.

Rachel Johnson-Farias and Jill Adams