Advocacy Corner: In the shadows – Navigating Barbara’s Adrenaline Addiction

By madeleine / August 25, 2023 / 0 Comments

Written by Barbara Ornelas, Reentry Advocacy Fellow   Addiction is a complex beast that can easily find its way into our lives, manifesting in various forms. While substances like drugs and alcohol often take center stage in discussions about addiction, there’s another type that operates in the shadows, hidden within the thrill-seeking experiences that some […]

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Roundtable Advocacy Fellowship Mentor Application Now Open!

By madeleine / May 24, 2023 / 0 Comments

The Austin/Travis County Reentry Roundtable is now accepting applications for the Advocacy Fellowship Mentor role. The purpose of the Roundtable Advocacy Fellowship Mentor is to serve as an additional resource outside of the Fellow’s supervisory structure with the intent to support the Fellow in meeting their designated learning outcomes. The Request for Applications (RFA) can […]

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Advocacy Corner: October 15, 2018

By madeleine / October 3, 2022 / 0 Comments

Written by Amanda Cassidy-Trejo, Reentry Advocacy Fellow I can still recall the smell of the pod I was housed in the last time I used. I don’t remember the actual date I stopped using because time is irrelevant when incarcerated. So I chose the date that I had tattooed on me from the first time […]

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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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