Demetrius G. Rainer, JD is a former federal and state criminal defense attorney. “Dee”, as she is affectionately known, is an outspoken criminal justice reform advocate who focuses on the collateral consequences of convictions and how they are hurdles to successful re-entry for returning citizens. Due to her own experience dealing with the impact of collateral consequences of convictions, Dee became the 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 of the Scotland County, NC Re-entry Council, a 2019 Faces of Women Imprisoned Inaugural Cohort Member, and a criminal justice reform columnist for HustleMama Magazine. She is 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, Inc. Dee’s life mission is to see that states repeal all collateral consequences of convictions so that “Time Served” really means “Time Served.”