About Reentry

Reentry is the process by which incarcerated persons return to the community. The reentry process should begin at arrest and continue through community reintegration. 95% of offenders will eventually return to the community.

In 2009, in collaboration with the Community Action Network, A/TCRRT developed a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document describing who is coming back to the community and some of the common barriers and challenges faced during the process of reentry.

To see the whole picture, read the full Reentry FAQ.

About Us

The vision of the Austin/Travis County Reentry Roundtable is a community that values and supports the successful reentry and integration of persons and individuals with criminal histories.

The mission of the Austin/Travis County Reentry Roundtable is to be a robust collaborative to promote public safety through effective reentry and reintegration of formerly incarcerated persons and individuals with criminal histories.

The work of the Reentry Roundtable is designed to bring partners and stakeholders together to strategically develop plans that will bring about system change that ensures the safety and well being of all.

Read our Fact Sheet and 2017 Annual Report to learn more about us.

Our Leadership

Planning Council Co-Chairs
Helen Gaebler, JD
UT School of Law

Kenneth Thompson
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

Planning Council Vice-Chair
Reggie Smith
Community Representative

Executive Committee RAP Representative 
Karen Keith
Community Representative

Past Planning Council Chair
Sarah Pahl Worthington, MSSW, JD
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid

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