Why do you come to work at Root & Rebound every day?   I come to work at Root & Rebound each day because I believe in second chances. We actively strive to help those who have been or are currently incarcerated find their voice and realize their potential, which is so essential in a world that often tells them they deserve no voice and have no potential. We seek to empower, to uplift, to advocate and to help foster a South Carolina where all can thrive.

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

I come to work at Root & Rebound each day because I believe in second chances. We actively strive to help those who have been or are currently incarcerated find their voice and realize their potential, which is so essential in a world that often tells them they deserve no voice and have no potential. We seek to empower, to uplift, to advocate and to help foster a South Carolina where all can thrive.

Kate Weaver Patterson

Second chance justice collaborative Site director and managing attorney

Kate leads the South Carolina Second Chance Justice Collaborative, which is a partnership between Soteria and nationwide reentry advocate Root & Rebound. The Collaborative advocates for the rights of people who have been harmed and marginalized by mass incarceration, seeking to increase access to justice and opportunity for people with records, and to fight poverty and create second chances for people in Greenville and more broadly across South Carolina. Kate grew up in Greenville and attended Duke University for her undergraduate and law degrees. She also holds a Master's Degree in International Affairs from the University of Hong Kong. After working in New York, Charlotte and Miami, she returned home to the city and state she loves, looking to be a force for positive change. She lives in Greenville with her husband and their two children.

Contact me: kpatterson@rootandrebound.org