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Rachel Johnson-Farias

Rachel Johnson-Farias

East Bay Community Law Center
Equal Justice Works Fellow
Berkeley, CA, USA

Equal Justice Works Fellow, Starting Over Strong, Sponsored by the Morrison Foerster Foundation, Clean Slate Practice

Rachel Johnson-Farias first came to East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) as a law student intern in 2011, and stayed until her graduation from Boalt in 2012.  As a law student, Rachel received the Francine Diaz Memorial Award for her commitment to social justice.  That commitment inspired Rachel to create a project that extends EBCLC’s adult reentry services to young people.  The result is Starting Over Strong (SOS); a project which provides holistic reentry legal services to young people in Alameda County hoping to seal their juvenile records.  The work of the SOS project has inspired California state legislation that seeks to ease access to the record sealing remedy.  As an Equal Justice Works Fellow serving Bay Area youth, Rachel embodies the mission of the East Bay Community Law Center: to promote justice and build a community that is more healthy, secure, productive and hopeful.


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