Chief Deputy Director
The Chief Deputy Director is responsible for the oversight of Community Correction Centers and Technical Violator Programs including treatment services for residents as well as parolees and probationers. This position also coordinates the administration of services and programs aimed at successful transition of offenders from incarceration to community living.
In support of all ACC operations, the Chief Deputy Director is responsible for information technology, grants, evaluation and research of agency programs through studies of program outcomes and performance indicators.
To return residents to the community and the workplace as productive, accountable and employable individuals, by providing tools to help offenders develop alternative lifestyles to crime, through training in life skills, chemical-free living, vocational and other job skills training.
The Residential Services Staff manage and operate regional community-based, residential correctional programs designed to address issues surrounding the behavior which resulted in confinement or incarceration. These multipurpose, minimum-security facilities encompass community service, discipline, behavior modification and various other self-improvement services.
This position also oversees the coordination and management of the American Correctional Association accreditation process for all residential centers.
|Jodi Howard||Assistant Director Residential Treatment||501-682-9510|
|Don Rissinger||Center Administrator Central Arkansas||501-686-9800|
|Phyllis Silas||Center Administrator East Central Arkansas||870-400-3101|
|Stephen Arnold||Center Administrator Southwest Arkansas||870-779-2137|
|Terry Mapes||Center Administrator Northeast Arkansas||870-563-8330|
|Maggie Capel||Center Administrator Northwest Arkansas||479-695-3400|
|Stephen Arnold||Interim Center Administrator Omega Technical Violator Program||501-467-3030|
The Assistant Director Treatment Services (ADTS) oversees implementation and management of treatment programs. The ADTS facilitates quality and ethical operations through the use of evidence-based practices, hiring, training, and supervision of qualified treatment staff, and the proper interpretation of agency policies in daily operations.
Treatment Services provides substance abuse/mental health screening and makes treatment referrals as appropriate. They address addiction and recovery related topics in group and individual sessions, provide substance abuse specific counseling, and life skills services including referrals for GED.
|Randy Nielsen||Clinical Supervisor North West||479-785-2664|
|Cassandra Davis||Clinical Supervisor North Central||870-321-1389|
|Angela Harness||Clinical Supervisor South Central||501-624-3347|
|Joby Rousseau||Clinical Supervisor East Central||870-450-0868|
|Charles Higgins||Clinical Supervisor South East||501-308-2641|
|Summer Prado||Clinical Supervisor Central||501-605-4062|
|LeRain Sheppard||Clinical Supervisor South West||903-733-0218|
The Reentry section assist parolees and probationers reintegrating into their communities and families from incarceration. They work with organizations within the community to assist with mentoring, continued education, job services, training, and placement.
The staff is also responsible for the arrangement and inspection of locations for use as transitional housing facilities for offenders who have been transferred or paroled from ACC or have been placed on probation by the courts. This section is also responsible for the enlistment of volunteers within the community who, without compensation, provide services to ACC.
|Patricia Sims||Reentry Manager||501-912-1924|
|Hope Smith||Assistant Area Manager||501-414-3200|
|Ardella Bearden||Volunteer/Mentoring Coordinator||501-743-0959|
|Richard Perry||Employment Specialist||501-353-8796|
|Daniel Potter||Program Coordinator, Reentry/Transitional Facilities||501-366-9893|
|Jarrod Self||AAM Reentry/Transitional Facilities||501-414-4851|
The Program Management section conducts research and evaluation of programs operated by the agency including recidivism studies, performance measures and other studies on special programs, and internal management reviews regarding agency operations. This section also analyzes the business needs of ACC to help identify business problems and propose solutions. They also serve as a liaison between the business side of the agency and the providers of services to the agency. Research and Planning also develops cost analysis, implementation timelines, and conducts feasibility studies of proposed systems and legislation.
This section is also responsible for the management and facilitation of the electronic Offender Management Information System (eOMIS).
|Melissa Gibbons||Information Systems Coordinator||501-366-6714|
|Carolyn Evans||Research and Evaluation Administrator||501-682-5152|
|Janet Jackson||Project Manager||501-682-9583|
The Information Technology staff develops, supports, and maintains the technology tools which assist ACC in all aspects of its operations. These strategic assets enable employees to operate more effectively and efficiently as they carry out ACC’s mission and achieve its objectives.
This section implements new technology as needed to keep the Department’s IT infrastructure current, and plays an active role in Integrated Justice Information Systems initiatives at the State and national level.
Functions:The Grants administrator is responsible for the development of grant proposals, special funding requests, and the acquisition of state and federal funding for new programs for offenders. In addition, this position develops reporting systems to monitor the program effectiveness and ensure the grant programs are in compliance with state and federal regulations.