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Reentry Roundtable at Travis County Commissioners Court & CAN Board of Directors Meeting

By Laylee Safa / June 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

Throughout the month of April, the Roundtable made multiple public presentations about our work around reentry, fair chance hiring, and the Texas Criminal Background Screening Guide for Rental Housing Providers.  We invite you to watch the Roundtable’s presentation to the Travis County Commissioners Court about  FY19 goals and accomplishments by clicking here and advancing to the video’s 1:45:07 mark.  […]

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Second Chance Month Honored with Texas House Resolution 1268

By Laylee Safa / May 31, 2019 / 0 Comments

On Thursday, April  18th, House Representative Alma Allen filed HR1268 “recogniz[ing] April 2019 as Second Chance Month and commend[ing] those who have made a successful transition to life outside the corrections system as well as those organizations and individuals who have assisted in that process.” This resolution honored many men, women and organizations that have impacted criminal justice policy in Texas, including […]

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Introducing Hank Perret, the Roundtable’s Executive Fellow Through Leadership Austin

By Laylee Safa / April 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

We are thrilled to welcome Hank Perret as the Roundtable’s Fair Chance Hiring Champion! He will serve the Roundtable as an Executive Fellow through Leadership Austin‘s unique program that utilizes the experience of semi- or fully retired leaders to build the capacity of community organizations. Hank’s background in both the private and non-profit sectors is […]

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2nd Annual RAP Speaks Storytelling Event

By Laylee Safa / March 26, 2019 / 0 Comments

  Austin/Travis County Reentry Roundtable and the Reentry Advocacy Project are pleased to invite you to RAP Speaks, the second annual storytelling event focused on sharing the voices and perspectives of individuals directly impacted by the criminal justice system.  When: Tuesday, April 16th from 7-9pm Where: Impact Hub North (5540 N Lamar Blvd) Click here to RSVP   In recognition of Second […]

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Thank you, Roundtable Supporters!

By Laylee Safa / March 4, 2019 / 0 Comments

On behalf of the Reentry Roundtable, we would like to thank all of you for your support during Amplify Austin! Over the course of 24 hours, almost two dozen donors came together to raise over two thousand dollars for the Roundtable. We would like to extend a special thank you to our amazing donors, our peer-to-peer […]

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Let’s #AmplifyReentry!

By Laylee Safa / February 28, 2019 / 0 Comments

When I came home, I was one of the lucky ones — I came home to an amazingly supportive family, a place to live, job skills that I had acquired before my descent into the insanity of addiction, a good education. I had so many more advantages than far too many of my brothers and […]

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The Roundtable Needs Your Help!

By Laylee Safa / February 12, 2019 / 0 Comments

Amplify Austin, our city’s annual community-wide day of online giving, is February 28-March 1, 2019. The 24-hour period provides an easy and fun way for our entire community to give together while helping local nonprofits. The Reentry Roundtable needs your help to make our first Amplify campaign a success! Lend a hand in these three […]

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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 […]

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Texas Criminal Background Screening Guide for Rental Housing Providers – A Project of the Reentry Roundtable

By KiYa Moghaddam / April 3, 2018 / Comments Off on Texas Criminal Background Screening Guide for Rental Housing Providers – A Project of the Reentry Roundtable

The Roundtable is pleased to recognize the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act and National Fair Housing Month by releasing two documents designed to provide instruction to landlords and property managers on how best to comply with fair housing law and guidelines when implementing criminal background screenings for housing applicants. This Guide focuses on […]

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Planning Council Adopts New Strategic Plan for 2018-2022

By KiYa Moghaddam / October 18, 2017 / Comments Off on Planning Council Adopts New Strategic Plan for 2018-2022

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 […]

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