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Second Chance Month Honored with Texas House Resolution 1268

By KiYa Moghaddam / May 31, 2019 / 0 Comments

On Thursday, April  18th, House Representative Alma Allen filed HR1268 “recogniz[ing] April 2019 as Second Chance Month and commend[ing] those who have made a successful transition to life outside the corrections system as well as those organizations and individuals who have assisted in that process.” This resolution honored many men, women and organizations that have impacted criminal justice policy in Texas, including […]

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Congratulations, Reggie!

By KiYa Moghaddam / May 30, 2019 / 0 Comments

This month Reentry Roundtable Chair Reggie Smith will begin a new position as Peer Services Team Lead for Behavioral Health at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. This transition supports his passion for peer support, especially as it relates to reentry. Peer support involves relationship-based, recovery-focused personalized support services delivered by people with first-hand experience. Peers offer […]

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Update from Hank Perret, Fair Chance Employment Champion

By KiYa Moghaddam / May 29, 2019 / 0 Comments

“My first couple of months as the Roundtable’s Fair Chance Employment Champion have been spent familiarizing myself with the work before me: reading, researching, and attending RAP and Planning Council meetings. I have had exciting discussions with Goodwill, Workforce Solutions, ACC, American Youthworks, ME3LJ, Lee College, ARMA, the City of Austin, Travis County Sheriff’s Department, […]

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RAP Speaks Recap

By KiYa Moghaddam / May 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

On April 16th, the Roundtable and RAP were thrilled to celebrate Second Chance Month by presenting RAP Speaks, the second annual storytelling event focused on sharing the voices and perspectives of individuals directly impacted by the criminal justice system. Travis County Commissioner Jeff Travillion opened the event with thoughtful remarks, setting the tone for the rest […]

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Introducing Hank Perret, the Roundtable’s Executive Fellow Through Leadership Austin

By KiYa Moghaddam / April 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

We are thrilled to welcome Hank Perret as the Roundtable’s Fair Chance Hiring Champion! He will serve the Roundtable as an Executive Fellow through Leadership Austin‘s unique program that utilizes the experience of semi- or fully retired leaders to build the capacity of community organizations. Hank’s background in both the private and non-profit sectors is […]

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2nd Annual RAP Speaks Storytelling Event

By KiYa Moghaddam / March 26, 2019 / 0 Comments

  Austin/Travis County Reentry Roundtable and the Reentry Advocacy Project are pleased to invite you to RAP Speaks, the second annual storytelling event focused on sharing the voices and perspectives of individuals directly impacted by the criminal justice system.  When: Tuesday, April 16th from 7-9pm Where: Impact Hub North (5540 N Lamar Blvd) Click here to RSVP   In recognition of Second […]

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Thank you, Roundtable Supporters!

By KiYa Moghaddam / March 4, 2019 / 0 Comments

On behalf of the Reentry Roundtable, we would like to thank all of you for your support during Amplify Austin! Over the course of 24 hours, almost two dozen donors came together to raise over two thousand dollars for the Roundtable. We would like to extend a special thank you to our amazing donors, our peer-to-peer […]

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Let’s #AmplifyReentry!

By KiYa Moghaddam / February 28, 2019 / 0 Comments

When I came home, I was one of the lucky ones — I came home to an amazingly supportive family, a place to live, job skills that I had acquired before my descent into the insanity of addiction, a good education. I had so many more advantages than far too many of my brothers and […]

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The Roundtable Needs Your Help!

By KiYa Moghaddam / February 12, 2019 / 0 Comments

Amplify Austin, our city’s annual community-wide day of online giving, is February 28-March 1, 2019. The 24-hour period provides an easy and fun way for our entire community to give together while helping local nonprofits. The Reentry Roundtable needs your help to make our first Amplify campaign a success! Lend a hand in these three […]

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Announcing the Fall 2018 Advocacy Fellow

By KiYa Moghaddam / October 3, 2018 / Comments Off on Announcing the Fall 2018 Advocacy Fellow

Please join us in welcoming Laurie Pherigo as the newest Reentry Advocacy Fellow! Laurie brings a wide variety of experiences to this position, both from her past employment and from her life itself. Laurie has worked in the administrative/customer service field most of her adult life in environments ranging from law firms to automotive shops. As […]

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