Helping Individuals with criminal records Reenter through Employment

Roberta Meyers Bio

Roberta “Toni” Meyers Douglas is the Director of State Strategy & Reentry (DSSR).  As the DSSR she executes strategic state-based criminal justice and health advocacy goals and priorities for Legal Action Center (LAC). She also directs the National Helping Individuals with criminal records Reenter through Employment (H.I.R.E.) Network project, LAC’s national project to improve 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, education and other opportunities; and testified before and served as a technical assistant provider to members of 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 achieve racial equity in health care & criminal justice reform.  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.

She serves on the Board of Directors of Youth Represent and the Collateral Consequences Resource Center and Advisory Board member of the National Clean Slate Clearinghouse and LIFEline to Success.