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Fair Chance Hiring Video Series – Reggie and Mia

By KiYa Moghaddam / January 9, 2020 / 0 Comments

We are pleased to announce our 12-part video series focusing on individual experiences of reentering the community with a criminal background. We’ll be inviting you to view a new story each month, but to get started, check out these two featuring our outgoing and incoming Planning Council Chairs. Thank you, Reggie and Mia, for sharing […]

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Announcing the Updated FY19-20 Roundtable Executive Committee

By KiYa Moghaddam / December 2, 2019 / 0 Comments

We are pleased to announce the updated FY19-20 Roundtable Executive Committee. Due to Michelle Collins’ resignation as Chair, the Planning Council voted to approve an updated slate at the November meeting:   Planning Council Chair Mia Greer, RN, BSN, CLIA Community Coalition for Health       Vice Chair Jennifer Tucker Goodwill Industries of Central […]

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Watch Reentry Documentary Guest House at the Austin Film Festival

By KiYa Moghaddam / October 25, 2019 / 0 Comments

We are thrilled to announce that Austin/Travis County Reentry Roundtable is partnering with Austin Film Festival to promote Guest House, a feature documentary that shines a light on the reentry experience. Directed by Hannah Dweck and Yael Luttwak, Guest House follows the stories of three women in a reentry house as they attempt to acclimate […]

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2018-19 Reentry Roundtable Annual Report Released

By KiYa Moghaddam / September 30, 2019 / 0 Comments

Wondering what the Reentry Roundtable has been up to this past year? Strategic Goal: Engaging Diverse Stakeholders Impacted by Reentry This year, the Roundtable engaged community leaders and policymakers across the region and state to better understand the impacts of incarceration and reentry on diverse communities, including the following activities: Supported the Reentry Advocacy Project […]

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Planning Council Elects 2019-20 Leadership Team

By KiYa Moghaddam / September 18, 2019 / 0 Comments

Please join us in welcoming the newest members of the Roundtable Executive Committee for 2019-2020! At the September meeting, the Planning Council elected the following officers: Chair: Michelle Collins, MA, LPC, MPA, Integral Care Vice Chair: Mia Greer, RN, BSN, CLIA, Community Health Coalition RAP Representative: Carl F. Hunter II, M.Div, Recovery People Past Chair: […]

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Highlights from the 86th Legislative Session

By KiYa Moghaddam / June 29, 2019 / 0 Comments

The 2019 Legislative session has wrapped up with Governor Abbott signing in to law 1,229 of the 1,429 bills that were sent to him. Of these, several are directly related to and impact those with lived experience in the criminal justice system. A few highlights include: HB 3227 – Expands the use of reentry peer support and increases […]

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Reentry Roundtable at Travis County Commissioners Court & CAN Board of Directors Meeting

By KiYa Moghaddam / June 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

Throughout the month of April, the Roundtable made multiple public presentations about our work around reentry, fair chance hiring, and the Texas Criminal Background Screening Guide for Rental Housing Providers.  We invite you to watch the Roundtable’s presentation to the Travis County Commissioners Court about  FY19 goals and accomplishments by clicking here and advancing to the video’s 1:45:07 mark.  […]

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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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