Truth Be Told to launch executive search as Katie Ford announces departure

Truth Be Told to launch executive search as Katie Ford announces departure

Dearest Friends of Truth Be Told, After a lot of introspection and truth-telling to myself, I have decided to bring to a close my time as Truth Be Told’s executive director. My last day in the office will be May 28. Truth Be Told has my undivided attention through this date in support of the staff and Board of Directors during this time of transition.

YWCA partnership brings counseling to graduates post-release

YWCA partnership brings counseling to graduates post-release

With an eye toward deepening the support offered to program graduates once they are released from prison, Truth Be Told has entered into a partnership with YWCA Greater Austin to bring low- and no-cost individual counseling to graduate peer facilitators and women enrolled in Truth Be Told’s virtual Healing Trauma program. “Learning to heal from past trauma can stir up a lot,” said Executive Director Katie Ford.

Our Commitment to Anti-Racist Work

Our Commitment to Anti-Racist Work White Text on Black Background reads "If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the Oppressor. Archbishop Desmond Tutu

We are outraged and deeply saddened by the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others, and we stand against the systemic racism that enables acts of violence against Black communities and people of color by the police and criminal justice system. In our work to change the narrative of what justice […]

Truth Be Told continues to fulfill its mission amidst a pandemic

Truth Be Told continues to fulfill its mission amidst a pandemic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OleuYxkK1J0 On June 10, 2020, Truth Be Told community gathered together virtually for an evening of poetry and essays by women behind and beyond the prison wall. In early March, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) suspended all visitation and programming inside prisons due to COVID-19. The day before the state department made its […]

Let’s Get Real

Let’s Get Real

This 14-week program was created in 2002, because of a request from an Asst. Warden at the Lockhart Unit. She witnessed the phenomenon that is called “short timing:” It is common that when people are on their way out of prison they began to show reactionary behaviors, that are often self-destructive, to the reality of […]

Talk To Me

Talk To Me

We facilitate this series in two different curriculum formats in two different prisons and we find that they both work very well. This 16-week series consists of three classes, with a goal of 15 new members, and 1-2 mentors, each semester. We hold two semesters per calendar year. We offer three modalities that students can […]

Healing Trauma

Healing Trauma

Developed by Dr. Stephanie S Covington and Eileen M Russo, this 6-week program is a short intervention that focuses on identifying trauma, power & abuse, and teaching grounding techniques. In 2021, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we launched Healing Trauma Virtual, which brings this curriculum to students from a distance.