History

  • Modeled after National Reentry Roundtable
  • Planning Council formed September 2003
  • Austin Community Foundation agreed to serve as fiscal manager for funds February 2004
  • Kicked off in April 2004 with first forum
  • Committees formed around key issue areas May 2004
  • Second forum in August 2004 focused on committee work
  • Third forum January 2005 focused on legislative agenda
  • Fourth forum June 2005 unveiled 2006 work plan
  • Received JEHT Foundation funding Fall 2005
  • First Project Director hired March 2006
  • Fifth forum held in December 2006
  • Held Children’s Bill of Rights Workshop in August 2007
  • 2007 Reentry Roundtable 80th Legislature Bill Tracking
  • A Forum to Listen to Community Voices: Reintegrating People with Criminal Histories held in June 2008
  • First Statewide Ex-Offender Reentry Forum held in December 2008
  • 2009 Reentry Roundtable 81st Legislature Bill Tracking
  • Second Statewide Ex-Offender Reentry Forum held in August 2009
  • Corporation for Supportive Housing Texas Reentry Initiative
  • Rights to Reality Project initiated in October 2009
  • Co-sponsored a forum, Action Plan for Permanent Supportive Housing in Austin: A Financial Model from the Corporation for Supportive Housing
  • A Forum to Listen to Community Voices:  Reintegrating People with Criminal Histories held in June 2010
  • Implementation of Evidence Based Practice: Brief Motivational Intervention
  • Held “There’s a Place for You: Community Forum on Reentry” in February 2011
  • 2011 Reentry Roundtable 82nd Legislature Bill Tracking
  • Evidence Based Practice Seminar: Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Held a community forum to wrap up the 82nd Legislature and introduce the sunset reviews of Texas’ criminal justice agencies
  • Provided training to criminal justice professionals and volunteers on ethics in helping relationships