Why do you come to work at Root & Rebound every day?

Incarceration is one of the most prominent institutional processes for perpetuating racism, discrimination and poverty in the United States. I come to work to improve access to information and resources for people who have been harmed by the criminal justice system. By helping people surmount barriers to stability and opportunity, I hope to challenge the systemic trauma and disenfranchisement that imprisonment brings to communities.


Chloe Noonan

National legal education & resource coordinator

Chloe is the National Legal Education & Resource Coordinator at Root & Rebound. She received her J.D. in 2016 from Boston University School of Law, where she was a Public Interest Scholar.

 Before joining Root & Rebound, Chloe worked as a Staff Lawyer at HomeBase. In this role, she provided technical assistance to communities in California seeking to establish more permanent housing and supportive services for people experiencing homelessness. Chloe also worked as a Legal Fellow at Lawyers' Committee for Better Housing in Chicago, where she defended low-income tenants in eviction cases and advocated for the preservation of affordable housing. She is licensed to practice law in Illinois.

 While attending law school, Chloe was an Article Editor with the Public Interest Law Journal and served as the Community Service Chair of the Public Interest Project. During her second year, she participated in the American Legislative Practice Clinic and externed in the Office of Massachusetts State Senator William N. Brownsberger. She also contributed to several access to justice initiatives while interning with the Language Access Coalition, volunteering at the Edward W. Brooke Courthouse Court Service Center and externing at the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law. In addition, Chloe co-organized the creation and launch of an Environmental Justice Practicum at her law school, through which law students conduct research focused on the intersection of environmental conservation and civil rights.

 Chloe received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY. As an undergraduate, she pursued her interest in social justice work through legal and social science courses and studied abroad at the University of Oxford. Between college and law school, Chloe worked as a Paralegal at LegalHealth, a medical-legal partnership of New York Legal Assistance Group.

 In her free time, Chloe volunteers in a community garden and is an enthusiastic beekeeper with San Francisco Bee Cause. She enjoys baking, reading and traveling.