In the Spotlight: Travis County Sheriff’s Office Holds Second Annual Vision Summit
Date:  10-27-2014

Summit brings corrections, the community and service providers together to reduce recidivism
The Travis County, Texas Sherriff’s Office (TCSO) has been at the forefront of efforts to reduce recidivism and increase public safety for several years. On November 5 -7, 2014 TCSO will hold its Second Annual Vision Summit in Austin, Texas. Sheriff Greg Hamilton, the highest ranking law enforcement officer in Travis County, told Reentry Central “Through the Vision Summits we are shining a light on the fact that successful reentry efforts help reduce recidivism.”

TCSO’s Danny Smith adds, “Our goal for the Vision Summit is to strengthen communication between community social services providers and corrections personnel to develop a seamless transition process for the incarcerated person from jail or prison back into the community. This helps the formerly incarcerated person become a successful contributing member of the community as well as creating safer communities.”

The official announcement of the Vision Summit follows:


The Travis County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) is excited to host the 2nd Annual Vision Summit: Looking Toward the Future of Re-entry conference in Austin, Texas from November 5-7, 2014. Considerable, positive reform is occurring all around the country and our agency is excited to support the efforts of re-entry advocates. We believe through enhanced communication, coordination and collaboration across vested parties that we can make our communities safer by reducing recidivism, improving re-entry outcomes and assisting those who return from jail and/or prison.

The mission of the Vision Summit is to awaken and ignite communities to attain a unified vision and thriving re-entry process that enables the incarcerated to amend their place in the world, by showcasing effective programs, listening to each other and networking to make future possibilities a reality today. The goals of the Vision Summit are:

  • to host the premier summit in the country on re-entry by offering motivating, innovative, evidence-based workshops that encourage attendees to awaken and ignite their communities;

  • to put TCSO on a national level by being a leader on the cutting edge of re-entry; and

  • to create an on-going process year round, continuing collaboration and building the foundation for the future.

    Keynote speakers will be:

  • Pastor Derrick D. Johnson , Joshua Harvest Church

  • Warden Robert L. Green, Montgomery County Department of Correction and Rehabilitation Detention Services Division

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