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"Evolution of a Criminal" Film Screening & Director Q&A

By Lily Wein / July 14, 2015 / Comments Off on "Evolution of a Criminal" Film Screening & Director Q&A

Please Join Us! The Austin/Travis County Reentry Roundtable is hosting a community film screening of “Evolution of a Criminal”, a critically acclaimed documentary that explores race, class, education, and the prison system, through the personal experience of the director himself. The film screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film director Darius Clark […]

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City of Austin Action on Fair Chance Hiring

By Lily Wein / May 28, 2015 / Comments Off on City of Austin Action on Fair Chance Hiring

On May 21st, the Austin City Council passed a resolution to consider requiring private employers in Austin to follow fair chance hiring practices. Council Member Greg Casar introduced the item, co-sponsored by Mayor Steve Adler, Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo and Council Member Ora Houston. The resolution directs the City Manager to provide staff support for […]

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One Strike and You're Out: How We can Eliminate Barriers to Economic Security and Mobility for People with Criminal Records

By Lily Wein / March 5, 2015 / Comments Off on One Strike and You're Out: How We can Eliminate Barriers to Economic Security and Mobility for People with Criminal Records

A new report by the Center for American Progress, “One Strike and You’re Out: How We can Eliminate Barriers to Economic Security and Mobility for People with Criminal Records”, reveals the barriers that Americans with criminal records face in accessing employment, housing, public assistance, education, family reunification, and more, and how the challenges associated with […]

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New Resource: Guide to Writing Parole Packets

By Lily Wein / February 10, 2015 / Comments Off on New Resource: Guide to Writing Parole Packets

We, in conjunction with the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition, are honored to offer a new guide written by Jorge Antonio Renaud on how to write parole packets. This guide a free resource intended to help the families and loved ones of incarcerated individuals compile parole packets that will contribute to the release of their loved ones. […]

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Travis County Commissioner's Court Proclamation Acknowledging the Reentry Roundtable

By Lily Wein / February 2, 2015 / Comments Off on Travis County Commissioner's Court Proclamation Acknowledging the Reentry Roundtable

On January 20, 2015, the Travis County Commissioner’s Court made a formal proclamation commending the Austin/Travis County Reentry Roundtable “for ten years of service in this important, yet often forgotten area of our community; and for making a difference in the lives of some of our community’s most marginalized”. Click here to view the proclamation!

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Updated Reentry Roundtable Bylaws

By Lily Wein / January 13, 2015 / Comments Off on Updated Reentry Roundtable Bylaws

On January 12th, the Planning Council approved revised bylaws for the Reentry Roundtable and a new cooperative agreement for Planning Council members. Thanks to the Executive Committee for their hard work on this!

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UT Law Expunction Project

By Lily Wein / January 12, 2015 / Comments Off on UT Law Expunction Project

The University of Texas School of Law is offering free legal assistance to help individuals expunge eligible criminal records. The following types of criminal records may be eligible for expunction:  An arrest for a crime that was never charged; A criminal charge that was dismissed; and Certain misdemeanor juvenile offenses, such as non-traffic Class C […]

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A/TCRRT Strategic Plan FY15-17

By David Kirk / September 10, 2014 / Comments Off on A/TCRRT Strategic Plan FY15-17

This year, the A/TCRRT celebrates its ten year anniversary! The A/TCRRT has completed a strategic plan to launch our second decade of work. This plan, which draws upon the input of more than three dozen A/TCRRT Planning Council members, volunteers, and stakeholders, outlines the A/TCRRT’s strategic goals and objectives for fiscal years 2015 to 2017. […]

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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Update

By David Kirk / September 4, 2014 / Comments Off on Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Update

On April 25, 2012, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the oversight authority responsible for enforcing federal laws against employment discrimination, issued an updated guidance to employers regarding the use of arrest or conviction records in employment decisions. As described in a recent A/TCRRT op-ed in the Austin American-Statesman, what may constitute a civil rights […]

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Austin/Travis County Reentry Report Card released

By David Kirk / August 7, 2014 / Comments Off on Austin/Travis County Reentry Report Card released

The Austin/Travis County Reentry Roundtable has published its 2014 Reentry Report Card. The Report Card provides a snapshot of the state of offender reentry and reintegration in Travis County, and offers a series of policy and practice recommendations designed to yield more effective reintegration of persons with criminal backgrounds as well as enhanced public safety.

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