The Re-Entry Clinic serves people who are struggling as a result of their contact with the criminal system.
The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world. The Bureau of Justice Statistics reported that in 2016 nearly 2.2 million adults were held in our prisons and jails. In addition to this stark number, over 4.5 million were under community supervision, better known as probation or parole. Contributing to the community supervision figure are the approximately 636,000 people released from prison every year.
The Re-Entry Clinic provides the opportunity for law students enrolled in the evening program to help people who are seeking to restart their lives by getting out of confinement or by clearing their criminal records. Students will be able to develop their roles as lawyers through the services they provide and connections they make in serving this population.