Why do you come to work at Root & Rebound every day?     Our current criminal justice system is fed by and perpetuates racism, inequality, and poverty. I come to work at Root & Rebound for our clients who have been affected by our unjust system – to help create opportunities, protect rights, and ensure they are treated with dignity.

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

Our current criminal justice system is fed by and perpetuates racism, inequality, and poverty. I come to work at Root & Rebound for our clients who have been affected by our unjust system – to help create opportunities, protect rights, and ensure they are treated with dignity.

Nicole Jeong

Reentry Attorney & Manager of Southern California Partnerships

Nicole is the Reentry Attorney & Manager of Southern California Partnerships. She received her J.D. from Yale Law School in 2011.

Prior to joining Root & Rebound, Nicole was a staff attorney in the Pro Bono Department at Legal Services NYC, the largest provider of civil legal services in the country. Nicole was also a general litigation associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York and Morrison & Foerster in Los Angeles, as well as a law clerk to the Honorable Jesus G. Bernal of the Central District of California. During law school, Nicole participated in the Community Reentry Clinic, worked as a summer law clerk at the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office, and served as an editor on the Yale Law Journal and Yale Journal of Law & Feminism.

Nicole received her B.A., magna cum laude, in Sociology from the University of Southern California. She is an attorney licensed to practice in California and New York.

Some things that make Nicole really happy are farmers markets, spicy food, tough workouts, and soaking up as much vitamin D as possible.

Contact Nicole at njeong@rootandrebound.org