Root & Rebound's mission is to increase access to justice and opportunity for every individual with past justice system involvement. We achieve this through our three-pronged model for change: Educate. Advocate. Reform.


Why education? We believe that people directly impacted by the criminal justice system have the greatest power to change it. By transferring legal knowledge and tools from a small group of attorneys to thousands of people who have been disenfranchised and discriminated against because of arrest and conviction records, we hope that more people will be able to tap into their inner advocate and have the legal tools needed to dismantle unjust discrimination and bust myths about reentry.

trainings & Clinics calendar

Root & Rebound leads trainings and workshops across to support people navigating the 48,000+ federal, state and local laws that discriminate against people because of their record. Trainings are customized for the community, including currently and formerly incarcerated people, impacted family members and loved ones, reentry services providers, advocates, government agencies, employers and landlords. Check out our trainings calendar below for offerings in your area, and contact Sonja Tonnesen at for more information.