Demetrius G. Rainer, JD is a former Federal and State Criminal Defense Attorney that has experience on both sides of the aisle; on one side defending citizens that had been charged with a crime and on the other as a defendant fighting for her life.
“Dee” as she is affectionately known is an outspoken Criminal Justice Reform Advocate that focuses on collateral consequences of conviction and how they are hurdles to successful re- entry for returning citizens. Due to her being impacted by collateral consequences of conviction, Dee became Founder and Executive Director of My Meta Re-Entry Services. Her mission is to remove barriers for returning citizens, reduce recidivism, increase public safety and spur economic growth, by providing resources, information, wrap around services, advocacy and case management to returning citizens for successful reintegration. Dee is an executive board member for Scotland County Reentry Council; a 2019 Faces of Women Imprisoned inaugural cohort member, criminal justice reform columnist for HustleMama Magazine, the chief operating officer and co-founder of Renew Life Group, LLC an outpatient mental health center for adolescents and adults; and a proud Diamond Life Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.
Dee’s life mission is to see that states repeal all collateral consequences of conviction so that “Time Served” really means “Time Served.”