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People who have been involved with the criminal justice system often face many obstacles as they try to find jobs, housing, and other necessities. The support of family and friends is an invaluable part of making reentry work. Some may also find assistance from mentors, a faith community, or support groups. Whether you are looking for help for yourself or someone you know, there are many resources to aid you.

Information and Referral


Below are links to some of the resources in our community available to people who have a criminal history and their families.


Families of the Incarcerated



Legal Aid

Mental Health & Substance Abuse Treatment

When Children Witness the Arrest of a Parent

Witnessing the arrest of a parent is a difficult and emotionally-charged event for children. At the time of arrest and afterward, a child is likely to experience a range of negative emotions. Some children will need a temporary caregiver, and all will need reassurance and compassion. The A/TCRRT and the Travis County Sheriff’s Office developed the following brochure to help caregivers understand what a child is going through, explain the arrest process, and give some ideas on how to help.