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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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4/21: Community Advancement Network (CAN) Presentation

By Lily Wein / June 3, 2014 / Comments Off on 4/21: Community Advancement Network (CAN) Presentation

Austin/Travis County Reentry Roundtable representatives gave a reentry awareness presentation to the Community Advancement Network (CAN) Community Council on April 21st. This year, the CAN Community Council is focusing each of its meetings on delving into the issues and challenges faced by several vulnerable populations, one of which is individuals with a criminal history. See the PowerPoint presentation here.  

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A/TCRRT Op-Ed in the Austin American-Statesman

By Lily Wein / April 28, 2014 / Comments Off on A/TCRRT Op-Ed in the Austin American-Statesman

In recognition of the April 2014 Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, the A/TCRRT published an op-ed in the Austin American-Statesman about employment policies related to individuals with criminal records. Read it here.

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Resources and Tools for Reintegration

By Lily Wein / February 6, 2013 / Comments Off on Resources and Tools for Reintegration

From the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition, here are Tools for System-Involved Adults and Tools for System-Involved Youth.

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