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Strategic Partners

MNCJP works with several strategic partners that provide guidance, offer resources, and support programming that drives the work of the project. 

District of Minnesota Reentry Court. The federal court system for the District of Minnesota operates a Reentry Court program, which seeks to reduce recidivism rates among formerly incarcerated people. People at the highest risk of re-offending are provided with resources and support to help prevent their return to prison. Through its Civil Legal Needs Initiative, MNCJP provides pro bono legal assistance to participants in Minnesota’s reentry court.   


Central Minnesota Legal Services

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath         

U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services

Volunteer Lawyers Network

  • 3M Company

  • Adult Corrections Facility, Hennepin County

  • All Square

  • Central Minnesota Legal Services

  • Community Representatives

  • Dorsey & Whitney

  • Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath

  • Federal Bureau of Prisons

  • Fourth Judicial District, Hennepin County

  • Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota

  • HOMELline

  • Koch Industries 

  • Legal Rights Center

  • Minnesota Department of Corrections

  • Minnesota Department of Human Services

  • Minnesota Supreme Court

  • Montage Reentry Solutions

  • Portico Healthnet

  • Pro Bono Institute 

  • The Redemption Project

  • Robins Kaplan

  • St. Stephen’s Human Services

  • Target Corporation

  • Ujamma Place

  • Urban Ventures

  • U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota

  • U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services

  • Volunteer Lawyers Network

  • Volunteers of America – Minnesota

Community Partners

To meet its mission and help improve reentry for individuals in Minnesota, MNCJP works with a number of community partners. These partners include representatives from:

How to Get Involved

Steering Committee

MNCJP is led by an all-volunteer Steering Committee. Volunteers include representatives from law firms, businesses, government agencies, non-profits, and formerly incarcerated individuals to help improve reentry opportunities in Minnesota.


If you are interested in joining MNCJP’s Steering Committee or becoming a Strategic or Community Partner and working with the project to further its mission, please contact

Lawyers and Legal Staff

MNCJP engages lawyers and legal staff to provide pro bono assistance to reentering individuals to address their civil legal needs, including accessing identification, obtaining driver’s license, modifying child support obligations, managing debt, modifying custody arrangements, obtaining benefits, and more. 


  • Licensed attorneys and recent graduates supervised by a licensed attorney in an employment setting are eligible to serve as volunteers.

  • Paralegals and other law firm and legal department staff are also eligible to become volunteers. 


If you are interested in volunteering and would like to receive regular email updates of our Volunteer Opportunities, please contact

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