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director of State Strategy & Reentry
Legal Action Center
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Roberta Meyers is the Director of State Strategy & Reentry (DSSR). As the DSSR she executes strategic state criminal justice and health advocacy goals/priorities for Legal Action Center (LAC) and oversees the National Helping Individuals with criminal records Reenter through Employment (H.I.R.E.) Network, LAC’s national project focused on improving employment and other opportunities for people with criminal records. She has decades of experience training workforce development, corrections, and behavioral health practitioners on employment strategies that best serve job seekers with criminal histories; authored dozens of guidebooks and policy briefs on criminal record policies that impact employment, housing, and education opportunities; and testified before and served as an advisor to Congress, government agencies, and state legislators about effective reentry policies and practices that reduce recidivism. She co-leads LAC’s newest campaign, No Health=No Justice to address the intersection of historic racism in the health care and criminal justice systems. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business, Management, and Economics from the State University of New York/Empire State College and a Master of Science degree in Public Safety with specialization in Criminal Justice and Public Administration from Capella University.
Quote that fuels my passion to serve as an agent for justice: “Make a career of humanity. Commit yourself to the noble struggle of civil rights. You will make a greater person of yourself, a greater nation of your country, and a finer world to live in.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.