Lily Wein

Featured RAP Member Robert Lilly

By Lily Wein / November 20, 2018 / Comments Off on Featured RAP Member Robert Lilly

Three words that describe you? Resilient, intelligent, passionate What are the top challenges that you faced when reentering? The top challenges I faced upon my release were lack of experience with recovery, adequate and affordable housing, guidance for realistic employment options, no immediate means of supporting myself, inner fears, unsupportive family, ill-informed understanding of the […]

Read More

Announcing the Fall 2018 Advocacy Fellow

By Lily Wein / October 3, 2018 / Comments Off on Announcing the Fall 2018 Advocacy Fellow

Please join us in welcoming Laurie Pherigo as the newest Reentry Advocacy Fellow! Laurie brings a wide variety of experiences to this position, both from her past employment and from her life itself. Laurie has worked in the administrative/customer service field most of her adult life in environments ranging from law firms to automotive shops. As […]

Read More

Applications for the Roundtable Advocacy Fellowship Program Are Due September 14th

By Lily Wein / September 5, 2018 / Comments Off on Applications for the Roundtable Advocacy Fellowship Program Are Due September 14th

We are adjusting the timeline for the next Roundtable Advocacy Fellowship to begin this fall. This is a part-time, contracted position for persons with significant lived experience navigating the criminal justice system and reentering the community. The goals of the Fellowship program are two-fold: To enhance the capacity of the Roundtable to address the challenges […]

Read More

UT Opportunity Forum Presents: Mental Health and Criminal Justice Involvement: A Conversation on Best Practices and Local Policy Reforms

By Lily Wein / April 13, 2017 / Comments Off on UT Opportunity Forum Presents: Mental Health and Criminal Justice Involvement: A Conversation on Best Practices and Local Policy Reforms

  “Criminalizing mental illness is expensive [and] it is ineffective” Sally Hernandez, Travis County Sheriff People with mental illness are greatly overrepresented among the millions of individuals cycling through our criminal justice system. Travis County is no exception, with the number of jail inmates with mental illness trending steeply upward over the past ten years. […]

Read More

"Private Prisons are Unconstitutional," a discussion with John Dacey

By Lily Wein / March 8, 2017 / Comments Off on "Private Prisons are Unconstitutional," a discussion with John Dacey

  According to the speaker, the United States and the majority of state governments have created a justice system that promotes incarceration to drive profit. Our society has made it profitable for corporations to incarcerate people, with prisoners calculated as growth commodities on corporate balance sheets. Shareholders are fiscally rewarded when private prison populations increase. […]

Read More

Upcoming Events

By Lily Wein / January 14, 2017 / Comments Off on Upcoming Events

Leonard Manzella’s CAGES January 19-29th While counseling mentally ill patients in a corrupt prison system, a psychologist is challenged to evaluate his own life by the very inmates he came to help. When Dr. Tom Morri returns to the prison he had previously been terminated from, he begins to see the system – and himself […]

Read More

Roundtable Accepting Advocacy Fellowship Applications Through January 11th

By Lily Wein / December 22, 2016 / Comments Off on Roundtable Accepting Advocacy Fellowship Applications Through January 11th

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 […]

Read More

Announcing the Release of Locked Out: Addressing Criminal History Barriers to Affordable Rental Housing in Austin & Travis County Report

By Lily Wein / October 17, 2016 / Comments Off on Announcing the Release of Locked Out: Addressing Criminal History Barriers to Affordable Rental Housing in Austin & Travis County Report

When someone has been convicted of a crime and has paid their debt to society, then they ought to have an effective second chance in life. The ability to find housing is an indispensable part of that second chance. HUD Secretary Julián Castro In 2015, the Austin/Travis County Reentry Roundtable undertook the task of assessing […]

Read More

Reentry Roundtable New Leadership & Annual Report

By Lily Wein / October 12, 2016 / Comments Off on Reentry Roundtable New Leadership & Annual Report

We are happy to announce that we have a 2015/2016 Annual Report and new officers for the Roundtable! We would like to welcome the incoming officers in their new positions: Helen Gaebler, JD, UT School of Law – Chair Melissa Orren, Community Representative – Vice-Chair Sarah Pahl Worthington, MSSW, JD Texas RioGrande Legal Aid – Immediate Past Chair Reggie […]

Read More

Featured RAP member Dena Hill

By Lily Wein / July 27, 2016 / Comments Off on Featured RAP member Dena Hill

Three words that describe you. Tenacious, Loyal, and Empathetic What are the top challenges that you faced when reentering? The perception people have of individuals with criminal histories and how difficult it is to prove yourself as a worthy member of society in the face of such critical and ignorant judgment from the general population […]

Read More

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.

  • Social Media

  • ATC Reentry Roundtable

  • Reentry Advocacy Project

  • Twitter