Lauren Rosales is an Operations Manager at The Bail Project.
Lauren’s interest in criminal justice reform, juvenile justice, and restorative justice was sparked during her experience co-facilitating a 10-week process group for females incarcerated in the maximum security unit at the Travis County jail in Del Valle, TX. Through that experience, she witnessed firsthand the lack of services to support the justice-involved. Lauren has since gained advocacy and policy analysis experience for legislative bills that intersected with criminal justice and mental health at Every Texan, as well as become a restorative justice practitioner. She served as the interim assistant director for the Institute of Restorative Justice and Restorative Dialogue when the Institute was training educators to bring restorative practices to scale in Texas schools. In addition to focusing on criminal justice reform, she has served and advocated for individuals with immigration, veterans affairs, military, social security, housing, and healthcare issues. She earned dual master’s degrees from The University of Texas at Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work and the Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs.
In her free time, she loves to spend time in nature, play basketball, listen to music, and enjoy great conversation with family and friends.