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Advocacy Corner: New Skills Pay the Bills

By madeleine / January 31, 2024 / 0 Comments

Advocacy Corner: New Skills Pay the Bills Written by Barbara Ornelas, Reentry Advocacy Fellow   I get asked a lot about my transition from prison to purpose. I’ve been out for four and a half years now, and let me tell you, it’s been quite the ride. People often wonder how I got to where […]

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Advocacy Corner: My Mental Health Policy Advocacy Journey – Washington, D.C.

By madeleine / November 1, 2023 / 0 Comments

Written by Barbara Ornelas, Reentry Advocacy Fellow   Last October, I had the privilege to be a guest fellow with the University of Texas Hogg Foundation Mental Health Policy Academy. This exciting week in Washington, D.C. immersed me in the intricate realm of mental health policy. Here are some of the highlights of this incredible […]

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Advocacy Corner: Announcing Lauren Johnson as the Reentry Roundtable Advocacy Fellowship Mentor!

By madeleine / July 28, 2023 / 0 Comments

Advocacy Corner: Announcing Lauren Johnson as the Reentry Roundtable Advocacy Fellowship Mentor!   The Roundtable is pleased to announce Lauren Johnson as the Reentry Roundtable Advocacy Fellowship Mentor. This position was created in 2021 to support the Reentry Roundtable Advocacy Fellow in achieving their professional development goals and building long-term advocacy skills. Lauren was Reentry […]

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Advocacy Corner: Mental Health and Substance Use Diversion

By madeleine / July 6, 2023 / 0 Comments

Written by Barbara Ornelas, Reentry Advocacy Fellow The link between individuals becoming part of the criminal justice cycle and those suffering from mental illness seems to be on an upward trajectory. People with mental illness are arrested and sent to prison in disproportionate numbers, often due to a lack of awareness and resources in handling […]

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Introducing the 2023 Reentry Advocacy Fellow, Barbara Ornelas!

By madeleine / June 1, 2023 / 0 Comments

Barbara Ornelas The Reentry Roundtable is very excited to announce Barbara Ornelas as the newest Reentry Advocacy Fellow. Barbara is the Executive Director of RARE Academy. Read the interview below to learn more about Barbara’s goals for her fellowship! To contact Barbara please email info@reentryroundtable.org. Tell me a little bit about yourself. I am a […]

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Roundtable Advocacy Fellowship Mentor Application Now Open!

By madeleine / May 24, 2023 / 0 Comments

The Austin/Travis County Reentry Roundtable is now accepting applications for the Advocacy Fellowship Mentor role. The purpose of the Roundtable Advocacy Fellowship Mentor is to serve as an additional resource outside of the Fellow’s supervisory structure with the intent to support the Fellow in meeting their designated learning outcomes. The Request for Applications (RFA) can […]

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Advocacy Corner: Fellowship Reflections

By madeleine / May 1, 2023 / 0 Comments

By Amanda Cassidy-Trejo,  Reentry Roundtable Advocacy Fellow Over the past 2 years, I have been able to be a part of the RAP and Roundtable community. I came into my fellowship role not having a clear understanding of this coalition and the work it does to serve the community I get to be a part […]

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Roundtable Advocacy Fellowship Application Now Open!

By madeleine / March 13, 2023 / 0 Comments

The Reentry Roundtable is pleased to announce that applications for the 2023 Roundtable Advocacy Fellowship are now being accepted. The purpose of the Roundtable Advocacy Fellowship is to build the capacity of the Fellow and the Roundtable to deliver competent and professional advocacy work that improves outcomes for people with criminal justice system involvement. Designed […]

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Advocacy Corner: 2022 Reflections

By madeleine / November 30, 2022 / 0 Comments

by Amanda Cassidy-Trejo, Reentry Advocacy Fellow This past year has been a period of a lot of growth for me both professionally and personally. I was able to participate in many opportunities that will help shape my future and add new dreams to my career goals that I did not know existed before.  In the […]

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Advocacy Corner: Operation Iraqi Freedom

By madeleine / October 28, 2022 / 0 Comments

By Amanda Cassidy-Trejo, Reentry Advocacy Fellow Growing up as the daughter of 2 Army Medics I always knew that there was a possibility that one or both of my parents would be called up to serve in a wartime mission. If I am being honest I always thought it would be my dad. He had […]

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