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Advocacy Corner: A Mother’s Prayers

By madeleine / August 29, 2022 / 0 Comments

I got to drive my son to school for his first day of his sophomore year of high school. I got to be one of those moms that posts first day of school pictures. I got to be one of many that woke their kid up, made sure they brushed their teeth, made their bed […]

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Advocacy Corner: Jailhouse Religion and My Dad

By madeleine / July 29, 2022 / 0 Comments

Written by Amanda Cassidy, Reentry Advocacy Fellow For a lot of little girls their dad is the first man they fall in love with. The first man who shows them what love looks like. Sometimes life can make this experience trying for some fathers and daughters. The story of me and my dad isn’t abnormal […]

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Hiring Initiative for Reentry Empowerment (HIRE)

By madeleine / July 11, 2022 / 0 Comments

Hiring Initiative for Reentry Empowerment will take place Saturday August 20, 2022: 9am – 5pm at Impact Hub Austin – North Loop (5540 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78756) and Wednesday August 24, 2022: 9am – 5pm at Impact Hub Austin – Bouldin Creek (411 W Monroe St, Austin, TX 78704). HIRE is hosted by […]

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Advocacy Corner: From Jail Cells to Wedding Bells

By madeleine / July 1, 2022 / 0 Comments

By Amanda Cassidy, Reentry Advocacy Fellow When I was arrested the last time after spending months in deplorable conditions and coming to grips with the reality around me, I was utterly lost. I made a decision to change the course of my journey. I spent my free time thinking and dreaming about how exactly my […]

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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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