Austin Founder Lions Club

Texas Made: The Victim-Offender Dialogue Program

  • 26 May 2022
  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • TSBVI, 1100 W 45th Street, Building 605, Austin TX 78756


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Texas Made: The Victim-Offender Dialogue Program

WHEN: Thursday May 26 ,2022  11:45 AM
WHERE: Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
1100 W 45th Street, Building 605, Austin TX 78756
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 T. Carlos "Tim" Anderson
Introduced by Lion Greg Dew

From the crime victim rights movement of the 1990s, a program for crime victim-survivors to encounter imprisoned offenders face-to-face was developed within the Texas prison system. Thirty state prison systems have since adopted the Texas model and put it into practice. Four women - three crime victim-survivors and a plucky governor - gave this program its birth. This program is not for everyone - to be explained - but for certain crime victim-survivors it has been a lifeline that has helped them recover their very lives.

About our Speaker:

T. Carlos "Tim" Anderson is a pastor and writer. A native of Chicago, he's lived in Austin for 25 years and currently serves as the director of Austin City Lutherans, a social ministry arm of a dozen Lutheran (ELCA) congregations. He's pastored dual-language congregations in Houston and Austin and is the author of two books - one on inequality and the other on restorative justice. You can encounter him on Austin City golf courses where he cordially responds to the nickname "The Rev."

Stay After the Meeting for Special Dedication

We will be dedicating a bench provided by Trex in recognition of the 500 pounds of plastic film that members and friends of this club collected for recycling. Immediately following the meeting, you will have the opportunity to sign the bench before we process to the pavilion at TSBVI where it will be installed and dedicated. Thank y'all.


For the safety and wellbeing of our members, guests, and TSBVI hosts, masks are required when entering and leaving the building all the way to and from the conference room, and are optional when inside the room itself. TSBVI requests we take this precaution for their students, many of whom are medically fragile.

Lunch is available for $14.00. Please register so we know how much to order. 

Assorted sandwiches:
●Turkey & Gruyere; Turkey & Provolone; Roast Beef and Swiss; Smoked Ham & Swiss; Curried Chicken Salad.
●Sandwich with Gluten Free Bread (Turkey & Provolone and/or Smoked Ham & Swiss).
●Vegetarian Sandwich (Egg Salad and/or Cheese Combo).

All sandwiches come with lettuce and tomato. Mustard and mayo on the side.

Please register by 5 p.m. on Tuesday

We order meals based on your reservations and must pay for them even if you do not show up.
If you need to change or cancel your reservation, please call 512-441-1555.

 Drive slowly on Campus! 
Remember that the speed limit at TSBVI is 10 mph.

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