Contact Reentry Net Staff
McGregor Smyth - Director
McGregor is the Managing Attorney of the Civil Action Practice at The Bronx Defenders, a public defender agency in New York City that provides integrated criminal and civil legal and social services to indigent people accused of crimes in the Bronx. McGregor established the Civil Action Practice, which offers comprehensive legal and social services to clients, in 2000 and has extensive practical experience helping clients cope with the consequences of criminal proceedings. McGregor represents clients at every jurisdictional level, and trains advocates nationally on these hidden sanctions, with a focus on facilitating civil-defender collaborations. In addition, in partnership with Pro Bono Net, McGregor is leading the development of Reentry Net at www.reentry.net, a collaborative network and online training and support center.
McGregor serves on the New York State Bar Association's Special Committee on Collateral Consequences of Criminal Proceedings, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York 's Social Welfare Law Committee, and the Advisory Board of the New York City Policing Roundtable.
Kate Rubin - Coordinator
Kate is the Director of Policy & Community Outreach at The Bronx Defenders, and the Coordinator of Reentry Net, a collaborative, statewide network and online resource center for advocates, organizers, and individuals in the reentry community. Reentry Net started in 2005 as a joint project of The Bronx Defenders and Pro Bono Net. Kate comes to Reentry Net and The Bronx Defenders with extensive experience in teaching, direct services, and grassroots organizing with incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people in New York City and upstate New York. Kate serves on the Policy Committee of the Interfaith Coalition of Advocates for Reentry & Employment; the Advisory Committee of the Voter Enfranchisement Project; and the Board of Directors of the Center for Urban Pedagogy.
Dawit Getachew - Outreach & Reentry Net Associate
Dawit Getachew is the Outreach and Reentry Net associate at the Bronx Defenders. Dawit received his B.A. in Political Science from Columbia University where he was a John Kluge Scholar. He has served as a volunteer with Katrina on the Ground, as a summer intern for the International Monetary Fund for two summers, as a Summer School Teacher for Cesar Chavez Public Charter High School, and as a Food Service Program Monitor for the Capital Area Food Bank in Washington, D.C. He has background in HTML, CSS and general web design and currently maintains the Reentry Net Monthly Newsletter.