Basic Supervision (Probation & Parole)
Community-based supervision that allows offenders to live at home under some restrictions. Such offenders are classified into low, medium or maximum levels of supervision in accordance with a risk assessment tool.
Boot camps offer a tough, physically regimented ninety-day (90) to one hundred and twenty-day (120) program that emphasizes discipline and character building. Graduates (at the Department of Correction) are administratively released to DCC to be placed in an appropriate community-based program. Successful community supervision eventually results in basic parole supervision and discharge following completion/satisfaction of all conditions.
Boot camp graduates are assessed and placed in an appropriate community based program. In many ways, boot camp serves the same purpose as "shock incarceration". It tells offenders that the community thinks their behavior is a serious problem. Boot camp should be used as one step in a continuation of offender services. Currently, DCC does not operate any boot camps. The existing facility in Arkansas is operated by the Department of Corrections.
Community Correction Center
Community-based residential settings offering structure, supervision, surveillance, drug/alcohol treatment, educational and vocational programs, employment counseling, socialization and life skills programs, community work transition and/or forms of treatment and programs.
Day Reporting Centers
The DRC is a comprehensive, non-residential program designed to promote public safety: provide offender accountability and control through intense supervision and surveillance: facilitate offender rehabilitation through behavior modification, substance abuse counseling and education, and develop employment skills. Offenders may participate as a condition of supervision or as a sanction for non-compliance with the terms and conditions of supervision.
Drug courts handle probation cases involving substance abuse through an intense supervision, monitoring, and treatment program. Clients receive outpatient and/or inpatient treatment and counseling, are subject to economic and other sanctions, and frequent drug testing and court appearances. Successful completion of the program results in dismissal of the charges, reduced or set-aside sentences, lesser penalties, or a combination of these.
Institutional Release Services
The element of the Department of Community Correction that is responsible for identifying when an inmate is eligible for parole consideration, scheduling the inmate for a parole hearing when eligible, and releasing those inmates approved by the Arkansas Parole Board.
Substance Abuse Program Leaders
DCC employs 26 Substance Abuse Program Leader positions to provide substance abuse and co-occurring disorder services statewide. Services include outpatient substance abuse and mental health related counseling, life and social skills, employment readiness, health education, and referral services.
Technical Violators Program
The TVP provides an alternative sanction for offenders who commit technical parole violations thereby decreasing the number of parolees who are re-incarcerated for technical violations.
The DCC Technical Violators Program (TVP) provides approximately 60 days of residential confinement followed by 12 months of applied programming in a community setting. The resident with counselor will identify factors contributing to his/her parole violations and develop strategies for achieving and maintaining compliance. The resident will maintain an acceptable level of participation in TVP programs and activities.
Sex Offender Program
This program is a method of separating special needs populations from the regular caseloads for non-residential supervision, such as sex offenders or substance abuse cases. DCC received funding to establish and operate a pilot sex offender program, including 10 new probation/parole officer positions. All positions were trained as specialized parole/probation officers in managing sex offenders. Five of the officers carry caseloads, two received training as voice stress analyst, and three are trained polygraphists to help maintain the integrity of the program. The staff are located in five regions of the state and worked closely with the Department of Correction RSVP staff to supervise high profile, level 3, sex offenders in the community. The program goal is to increase public safety and provide offender accountability.
Volunteers provide services to clients in DCC Community Correction Centers and to clients on Parole or Probation. Volunteers are persons who, of their own free will and without compensation or expectation of compensation, provide services to or on behalf of DCC.
“To enhance public safety by encouraging a crime-free lifestyle and providing cost-effective, evidence-based programs in the supervision and treatment of adult offenders.”
- Encourage, support, and recognize community involvement
- Expand and enhance services and opportunities to clients
- Provide benefits to DCC, our clients, and the community
- Encourage DCC employees to volunteer in their communities
Transitional Housing Information
The transitional housing program provides housing for offenders who have been transfeered or paroled from the Arkansas Department of Correction by the Parole Board or has been placed on probation by a circuit or district court. Contact information can be found from the Office Locations
area or from the PDF below.
Application and Regulations
Applications should be mailed to:
Probation and Parole Treatment Services
2679 Pike Avenue,
North Little Rock, Arkansas, 72114
Transitional Housing Facilities
Invoices should be mailed to:
Arkansas Department of Community Correction
P.O. Box 8019
Little Rock, Arkansas 72203