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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Roundtable Advocacy Fellowship Application Now Open!

By madeleine / March 12, 2021 / 0 Comments

The Reentry Roundtable is pleased to announce that applications for the 2021 Roundtable Advocacy Fellowship are now being accepted. The purpose of the Roundtable Advocacy Fellowship is to build capacity of the Fellow and the Roundtable to deliver competent and professional advocacy work that improves outcomes for formerly incarcerated persons and individuals with criminal histories. […]

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An interview with Reentry Advocacy Fellow Laurie Pherigo

By KiYa Moghaddam / November 2, 2020 / 0 Comments

Laurie Pherigo served as the Reentry Roundtable Advocacy Fellow from 2018-2020. In this video, she talks about her experiences. “For me, the most challenging thing to overcome was myself.” – Laurie Pherigo

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Celebrity Interview with Leadership Austin Executive Fellow Hank Perret

By KiYa Moghaddam / May 29, 2020 / 0 Comments

In early May, the 2019-2020 Leadership Austin Executive Fellow for the Reentry Roundtable, Hank Perret, shared a bit about his experiences, his frustrations, and some general bits of wisdom. Have a listen by clicking below.

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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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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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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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