Terah Lawyer

Terah Lawyer went to prison as a teenager and came home more than 15 years later as a 34-year-old woman. She found herself overwhelmed, not just by the barriers she face to reentry, but by all the everyday occurrences she hadn’t experienced in a decade and a half: riding in a car, ordering fast food, using an elevator. Terah now works at Impact Justice, an Oakland-based organization working on justice reform, because as she sees it today, the purpose of her life is to serve her community.