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Reentry in California – Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration 2016

Author(s): Sarah Crowley, Kristina Harootun
Practice Area: Employment, Litigation, Pro Bono
Published: Aug 2016
PLI Item #: 150605
CHB Spine #: 68

Sarah Crowley directs the Clean Slate Practice at East Bay Community Law Center, where she leads the group's efforts to challenge systemic barriers to employment and licensing for people with criminal records through impact litigation.  She previously litigated civil rights cases on behalf of plaintiffs challenging police and prosecutorial misconduct, in addition to other complex civil litigation, as an associate at the San Francisco firm Gross Belsky Alonso and the New York City civil rights firm Neufeld Scheck & Brustin.  Sarah served as a law clerk for United States District Judge Lawrence M. McKenna, in the Southern District of New York, and is a graduate of Princeton University and Columbia Law School.

Kristina Harootun is a Ford Foundation Post-Graduate Fellow after previously working at the Lawyers’ Committee as a summer Ford Fellow. Kristina’s focus is on advancing racial justice through reentry legal services and criminal law reform. Kristina is a graduate of New York University School of Law. During law school, she interned with the American Civil Liberties Union’s National Office and the Legal Aid Society. She was also a judicial extern to the Honorable Goodwin Liu of the California Supreme Court.