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Watch Reentry Documentary Guest House at the Austin Film Festival

By Laylee Safa / 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 Laylee Safa / 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 Laylee Safa / 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 Laylee Safa / 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 Laylee Safa / 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 Laylee Safa / 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 Laylee Safa / 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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The Roundtable Needs Your Help!

By Laylee Safa / 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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Applications for the Roundtable Advocacy Fellowship Program Are Due September 14th

By Lily Wein / September 5, 2018 / Comments Off on Applications for the Roundtable Advocacy Fellowship Program Are Due September 14th

We are adjusting the timeline for the next Roundtable Advocacy Fellowship to begin this fall. This is a part-time, contracted position for persons with significant lived experience navigating the criminal justice system and reentering the community. The goals of the Fellowship program are two-fold: To enhance the capacity of the Roundtable to address the challenges […]

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Texas Criminal Background Screening Guide for Rental Housing Providers – A Project of the Reentry Roundtable

By KiYa Moghaddam / April 3, 2018 / Comments Off on Texas Criminal Background Screening Guide for Rental Housing Providers – A Project of the Reentry Roundtable

The Roundtable is pleased to recognize the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act and National Fair Housing Month by releasing two documents designed to provide instruction to landlords and property managers on how best to comply with fair housing law and guidelines when implementing criminal background screenings for housing applicants. This Guide focuses on […]

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