Phil Rondeau serves as the Smart Justice Field Organizer for the ACLU of New Hampshire. In this position, he works to recruit, engage, educate, and mobilize supporters and volunteers to participate in reducing mass incarceration in New Hampshire. His extensive knowledge of our criminal justice system is a direct result of his own incarceration and his time spent thereafter working within the community of formerly incarcerated individuals. Phil is also a recovery coach, where he manages a sober living house to assist residents in early recovery from substance abuse and alcoholism and helps guide those he coaches to choose a path that will best benefit them as individuals and give them the best chance of success in staying in recovery.
Experiencing firsthand the effects that lengthy prison sentences has on men, Phil came to value the proper diagnoses and treatment of dual diagnosis. This led him to further his education by enrolling at Southern New Hampshire University, where he is working towards a bachelor's degree in psychology with a concentration in addiction. His goal is to to become a licensed drug and alcohol counselor. In his free time, Phil likes spending time with his kids, going to the gym, traveling and fishing.