The Reentry Advocacy Project (RAP) provides support and fellowship for persons directly impacted by the criminal justice system and advocates for policies and practices that directly and positively impact justice-involved persons and their families.
Monthly meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month from 5:30-7:30pm at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church Zion Action Recovery Center at 2951 E 14th St, Austin, TX 78702.
- Community Voice – we listen to and engage people with lived experience in the criminal justice system and communities impacted by the criminal justice system.
- Inclusion – we include multiple perspectives on how to achieve safe and healthy communities through effective reentry and reintegration.
- Respect – we honor the basic dignity of every person and support relationship building as a means to overcome challenges.
- Equity – we focus on disparities and inequities in system delivery and we are not afraid to ask hard questions to facilitate system change.
- Preventing Incarceration – we champion strategies that offer alternatives to jail/incarceration whenever possible.
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By Lily Wein |
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...
By KiYa Moghaddam |
Three words that describe you: Child of God What are the top challenges that you faced when reentering? Employment was huge, still is as I am in a temp assignment. Finding that one person to give you a second chance is very difficult and very stressful. Five hundred+ applications submitted, not one interview from any...