About

Who We Are

The Austin/Travis County Reentry Roundtable, modeled after the National Reentry Roundtable convened by the Urban Institute, is an ongoing forum for academics, practitioners, community leaders, policy makers, advocates, and formerly incarcerated individuals working to address the challenges to effective reentry and reintegration of persons with criminal histories.

The Austin/Travis County Reentry Roundtable works to promote a community that values and supports equity for formerly incarcerated persons and individuals with justice involvement.

In September 2003, the Roundtable’s initial Planning Council was formed, comprised of multiple city and county stakeholders. The first forum, held in April 2004, kicked off the organization with a plan to encourage reentry stakeholders to break down the silos in which they were operating. The Roundtable was formed as a strategy and venue for leaders to come together for more effective reintegration for those returning to our community.

Who We Bring to the Table

Members include representatives from governmental agencies, academic institutions, community organizations and other nongovernmental entities, individuals with lived experience in the criminal justice system, and other community representatives.

Membership in the Roundtable is open to organizations and individuals who confirm their interest in supporting our mission and work.

If you are interested in membership, please contact the Nominating Committee Co-Chairs at Jennifer.Tucker@goodwillcentraltexas.org or MLatta@trla.org to learn more.

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Our Structure

  • Planning Council - a body of stakeholder representatives that provides general oversight of the collaborative and assures that the work of the Roundtable is consistent with its mission, vision, and core values;
  • Reentry Advocacy Project (RAP) - a council of formerly incarcerated individuals and reentry stakeholders that informs the ongoing work of the Roundtable;
  • Work groups - focus on key strategic areas related to reentry: community engagement; navigation and diversion; and collateral consequences; and the
  • Advocacy Fellowship Program - develops the leadership and professional skills of Fellows who have significant lived experience navigating the criminal justice system and reentering the community. The Fellows provide administrative, communications, planning, coordination, and advocacy/policy support.

Our Impacts

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Get Involved

Successful reentry and reintegration requires the efforts of the entire community. Check out our calendar for ways to get involved with the Roundtable. We invite you to attend any of the following:

Sign Up for the Roundtable Newsletter

The Roundtable produces a monthly newsletter with filled with announcements, news, events, and resources related to reentry. Want to sign up for the newsletter? Please click here.

Click here to check out the newsletter archive.

Questions?

Please email our current Roundtable Advocacy Fellow, Laurie Pherigo, for more information on how you can get invovled with the Roundtable.

Contact Us

The Austin/Travis County Reentry Roundtable is collaborative promoting safe and healthy communities through effective reentry and reintegration of formerly incarcerated persons and individuals with criminal histories in Austin/Travis County, Texas.

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