David Kirk

Statesman article on UT and A/TCRRT Forum on Employment and Criminal Records

By David Kirk / December 3, 2014 / Comments Off on Statesman article on UT and A/TCRRT Forum on Employment and Criminal Records

On November 14th, the UT Opportunity Forum, the William Wayne Justice Center at UT Law, and the Austin/Travis County Reentry Roundtable hosted a forum titled “Fair Chance Hiring: Reducing Criminal Record Barriers to Employment.” See coverage of this event and the broader issue in the attached article from the Austin American-Statesman.

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A/TCRRT Strategic Plan FY15-17

By David Kirk / September 10, 2014 / Comments Off on A/TCRRT Strategic Plan FY15-17

This year, the A/TCRRT celebrates its ten year anniversary! The A/TCRRT has completed a strategic plan to launch our second decade of work. This plan, which draws upon the input of more than three dozen A/TCRRT Planning Council members, volunteers, and stakeholders, outlines the A/TCRRT’s strategic goals and objectives for fiscal years 2015 to 2017. […]

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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Update

By David Kirk / September 4, 2014 / Comments Off on Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Update

On April 25, 2012, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the oversight authority responsible for enforcing federal laws against employment discrimination, issued an updated guidance to employers regarding the use of arrest or conviction records in employment decisions. As described in a recent A/TCRRT op-ed in the Austin American-Statesman, what may constitute a civil rights […]

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Austin/Travis County Reentry Report Card released

By David Kirk / August 7, 2014 / Comments Off on Austin/Travis County Reentry Report Card released

The Austin/Travis County Reentry Roundtable has published its 2014 Reentry Report Card. The Report Card provides a snapshot of the state of offender reentry and reintegration in Travis County, and offers a series of policy and practice recommendations designed to yield more effective reintegration of persons with criminal backgrounds as well as enhanced public safety.

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