Stephen Ho

In Prison Programs Coordinator

Oakland, California

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For 30 years Stephen has learned, lived, and worked in the criminal justice system.

In his college years Stephen studied criminal justice and interned at the San Francisco Juvenile Probation Department where he interviewed Juveniles accused of crimes and referred them to appropriate diversion programs.  Stephen was a college student and part-time private investigator when he was incarcerated.  During Stephen’s incarceration, he continued to learn at the prison law library, and helped other incarcerated people challenge their convictions and prison administrative appeals.  Stephen earned his paralegal certificate while incarcerated.  After his release, Stephen began working at a criminal defense law firm helping people prepare for their trials, and challenge their convictions.  Stephen is excited to be at Root and Rebound where he can use his knowledge, and experience to help incarcerated people navigate their Re-entry.

In his free time,  Stephen is often on the mats doing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  He also enjoys watching anime with his daughter, and going on walks with his wife.

Stephen Ho

In Prison Programs Coordinator

Oakland, California

Email Stephen

For 30 years Stephen has learned, lived, and worked in the criminal justice system.

In his college years Stephen studied criminal justice and interned at the San Francisco Juvenile Probation Department where he interviewed Juveniles accused of crimes and referred them to appropriate diversion programs.  Stephen was a college student and part-time private investigator when he was incarcerated.  During Stephen’s incarceration, he continued to learn at the prison law library, and helped other incarcerated people challenge their convictions and prison administrative appeals.  Stephen earned his paralegal certificate while incarcerated.  After his release, Stephen began working at a criminal defense law firm helping people prepare for their trials, and challenge their convictions.  Stephen is excited to be at Root and Rebound where he can use his knowledge, and experience to help incarcerated people navigate their Re-entry.

In his free time,  Stephen is often on the mats doing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  He also enjoys watching anime with his daughter, and going on walks with his wife.

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

It is truly fulfilling work to help people overcome the challenges of re-entry from incarceration.  Having seen tragic outcomes for formerly incarcerated people who had no support after their release, I know too well the importance of this work.