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Roundtable Accepting Advocacy Fellowship Applications through January 12, 2018

| December 19, 2017

The Roundtable is now accepting applications for the Advocacy Fellowship Program. This is a part-time, contracted position for persons with lived experience navigating the criminal justice system and reentering the community. The Roundtable anticipates having two Fellowships in 2018.

The goals of the Fellowship program are 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) to 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.

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 12, 2018.

Planning Council Adopts New Strategic Plan for 2018-2022

| October 18, 2017

We are thrilled to share the Roundtable’s new strategic plan, adopted by the Planning Council in September after 4 months of hard work. The new strategic plan offers an updated mission and vision for the Roundtable, as well as clarity about the group’s focus on engaging diverse stakeholders impacted by reentry; convening dialogue and critical conversations; advocating to support institutional and public policy change, and partnering to broaden our impact.

The plan outlines four primary goals for the Roundtable over the next five years:

  1. Engaging the community to better understand the impacts of incarceration and successful reentry on Travis County;
  2. Promoting solutions that assist individuals involved in the justice system to navigate their situation by limiting incarceration if possible and supporting their reentry if necessary;
  3. Eliminating unnecessary collateral consequences and social stigma that impede reintegration and increase the likelihood of recidivism; and
  4. Strengthening organizational capacity to support the Roundtable’s strategic goals.

Please take a moment to view the full document.