A local coalition that helps people transition from life in prison to the outside is now looking for ex-offenders to serve on an advisory committee.
The Austin/Travis County Reentry Roundtable’s Ex-Offenders’ Council will make recommendations for policy changes that make the transition from prison to society easier.
A few years ago, the group the helped change how city and county job applications ask about criminal background.
Jeri Houchins is the group’s Administrative Director. She says it’s important for those who have experienced reentry to have a voice in any possible changes.