Advocacy Corner: From Dope Dealer to Hope Dealer

By madeleine / May 31, 2022 / 0 Comments

Written by Amanda Cassidy, Reentry Advocacy Fellow ”One thing a peer does is infuse hope” – ReEntry Peer Support Training One of the many goals I had when I returned home in July of 2019 was to find a way to use all that I had experienced, the good the bad and the ugly, to […]

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2022 Reentry Roundtable Strategic Planning Sessions

By madeleine / May 12, 2022 / 0 Comments

The Austin/Travis Reentry Roundtable is embarking on the process of developing our strategic plan for the next five years. We would love to engage as many stakeholders from the reentry ecosystem as possible, and are hosting three sessions this summer that are open to the public (RSVP required). Strategic Planning Sessions (June – August) The […]

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Advocacy Corner: For the Love of Cooking!

By madeleine / April 28, 2022 / 0 Comments

Written by Amanda Cassidy, Reentry Advocacy Fellow When I was released in July of 2019, I was paroled to the Texas Reach Out Ministry homes. I was welcomed by a beautiful woman with a big smile and a warm hug. She was the first person to make me feel comfortable and supported during my reentry […]

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Advocacy Corner: Interview with Seven Lee

By madeleine / February 2, 2022 / 0 Comments

This is a piece written by Amanda Cassidy, Reentry Advocacy Fellow I had the opportunity to connect with a Relationship Life Coach named Seven Lee. Seven is originally from Louisiana and now works and lives right here in Austin. Having grown up in a large family, and spending years as a young child immersed in […]

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Advocacy Corner: Holidays in Prison

By madeleine / November 30, 2021 / 0 Comments

Amanda Cassidy (Reentry Advocacy Fellow) had the opportunity to connect with Hannah Overturn and Debbie Brinker with Syndeo Ministries to learn more about their organization and how they are working to inspire hope into women currently within the TDCJ system. They currently serve more than 10,000 women across 17 units in a variety of ways […]

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RFP Release: Selection of Consultant by the Austin/Travis County Reentry Roundtable

By madeleine / November 9, 2021 / 0 Comments

The Austin/Travis County Reentry Roundtable (A/TCRRT) seeks Expressions of Interests for consulting services to help facilitate the implementation of the goals outlined in the strategic plan. Services are requested for one year. Please click here to view the full RFP: RRT Consultant RFP 2021.  The identified strategic goals and objectives are designed to achieve the […]

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Voices from the Inside: A Letter by Robert Lilly

By madeleine / October 28, 2021 / 0 Comments

Why do people who have been in prison return to prison?  I think there is no one way this critical question can be answered. There are as many possibilities as there are persons with justice involvement, what may be true for one individual may not apply to the next. Each person, if honest with themselves, is […]

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Reentry Advocacy Project gives that “Safe Place” feeling: An interview with Joe Ramirez

By madeleine / October 15, 2021 / 0 Comments
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From Under a Bridge, to Under a Roof

By madeleine / October 8, 2021 / 0 Comments

From Under a Bridge, to Under a Roof Amanda Cassidy (Reentry Advocacy Fellow) wrote the following piece as her story of self during the Organizer Training Fellowship offered by Formerly Incarcerated Convicted People and Families Movement (FICPFM). To contact Amanda, email  It must have been 104 degrees outside, late August in South Texas always […]

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Announcing the 2021 Advocacy Fellow

By madeleine / April 21, 2021 / 0 Comments

Please join us in welcoming Amanda Cassidy as the newest Reentry Advocacy Fellow! The Reentry Roundtable is very excited to announce that Amanda Cassidy as the newest Reentry Advocacy Fellow. Amanda has experienced the criminal justice system first-hand, and she uses her experiences to serve others in overcoming obstacles in the reentry process. She has […]

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