Texas Law Parole Project Fellowship (2022-2023)
The Justice Center awarded this post-graduate Parole Project Fellowship in spring 2022 to expand the reach of the Richard and Ginni Mithoff Pro Bono Program’s Parole Project and to identify ways to increase pro bono parole representation in Texas.
The Fellowship is made possible through the generosity of a private donor interested in exploring new and better ways to support individuals reentering their community following incarceration, including through enhanced parole opportunities leading to earlier release from Texas Department of Criminal Justice. The gift to the Justice Center is a one-time grant designed to further strengthen the Parole Project and to bring lessons learned from the Project to other stakeholders in Texas, including lawyers, other law schools, and the individuals and their families most directly impacted by incarceration.
Overview of the Parole Project Fellowship
The Parole Project Fellow works full time under the supervision of faculty from the Law School and is housed at The University of Texas School of Law.
In addition to working on expanding pro bono parole representation in Texas, the Fellow will spend 25% of their time surveying the current landscape of available reentry supports and services in Texas, including connecting with service providers, reentry nonprofits, institutional stakeholders, and others working in the reentry field. This work will culminate in a white paper outlining current strengths and gaps and making recommendations to improve the delivery of and access to reentry services.
The application is closed.