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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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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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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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