In 2016, with the support of Shield-Ayres Foundation, the Roundtable launched an Advocacy Fellowship Program for formerly incarcerated persons with lived experience navigating the criminal justice system and reentering the community. The Fellowship program was such a success that we are expanding it to include an additional Fellowship position for 2017. The new Fellow will be supervised by the Senior Fellow. The goal of the Fellowship program is two-fold: (1) to enhance the capacity of the Roundtable to address the challenges of reentry and reintegration and support social justice in our community, and (2) develop the leadership capacity of the fellow by providing opportunities and mentorship to enhance their professional skills such as research, writing, and coordinating, planning, and leading activities. An additional Fellow will increase the capacity of the Roundtable to organize and lead advocacy work of the Planning Council, focusing on our three key strategic areas: housing, employment, and behavioral health services. The Fellows will jointly support the Reentry Advocacy Project (RAP) to engage formerly incarcerated men and women in the community and will serve as consumer advocates on various local and state task forces and initiatives. Click here for more information about the Fellowship and to apply. Applications are due January 11th, 2017.
December 22, 2016