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Employment Transitional Housing Services
Healthcare Reentry Facility Information

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THE GOOD GRID

 

The Good Grid connects members of our community, such as employers, jobseekers, volunteers, and service providers, for the purpose of successful reentry of offenders into society.  The Good Grid allows you to:

Register for the Good Grid.

The Good Grid Quick Start Guide provides instructions on registration, log-in, page creation, and an overview of features such as adding a company blog or event.

LEGAL AID

Central Arkansas Legal Services

Arkansas Sentencing Commission Guidelines
This website includes information for expungement, felon voting rights, felon right to bear arms.

Civil Legal Aid
This website and the following addresses can assist you with non-criminal legal matters.

Main Offices

Center for Arkansas Legal Services (Main Office)
1300 W. 6th St., Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone Number: 1-501-376-3423
Toll Free: 1-800-9 LAW AID (1-800-952-9243)

Arkansas Secretary of State - Voter Information

GET YOUR ID

Apply for your Social Security replacement card with the Social Security Administration.

Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration:

Driver's License Reinstatement: To get your Driver’s License you must have all fines and court fees paid. In some cases, you may be required to attend Substance Abuse Treatment and provide proof of completion (i.e. certificate). There is a $40.00 fee to renew an expired Driver’s License and a $10 fee to replace a lost drivers license.  Questions about renewal, reinstatement, or replacement, as well as documents required, may be answered by Drivers Services.

State Issued ID: If you are not eligible for a driver’s license, you may get a state-issued ID as proof of identity for such things as employment or opening a bank account. You must provide two forms of identification (e.g., birth certificate, release documents from ADC or ACC, a valid U.S. Passport). A $10.00 fee is required to get a state-issued ID.

Arkansas Department of Health:

To get a replacement birth certificate visit Vital Records. There is a $12.00 fee for a replacement birth certificate.

CHILD SUPPORT INFORMATION

Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration

BENEFITS/ASSISTANCE

Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS)

EMPLOYMENT

Arkansas Department of Workforce Services

Arkansas Career Readiness Certificate (CRC): The CRC program is totally free to active jobseekers age 16 and older with a valid social security number.  It is a portable credential recognized in all states and is signed by the Department of Workforce Services Director and the Governor.  To earn a CRC jobseekers must successfully complete both ACT Career Ready 101 instruction and WorkKeys assessments in Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information and Locating Information.

Career Ready 101: Career Ready 101 is a pre-WorkKeys instructional tool that helps prepare individuals for the WorkKeys assessments for the Career Readiness Certificate.

Federal Bonding Program: Follow this link for more information regarding the Federal Bonding Program in Arkansas and to find contact information for the current State Coordinator. The Federal Bonding program can assist with issuing bonds to employers for hiring individuals with criminal records.

ARJobLink: Online job board for open jobs in Arkansas. Managed by the Department of Workforce Services.

Microsoft IT Academy: Improve your computer skills and increase your job skills. This program is free and offered through the Department of Workforce Services. The link contains information about the program and who to contact to get started.

HEALTHCARE

Arkansas Department of Human Services: The Affordable Care Act of 2010 requires everyone to have health insurance. Arkansas has expanded the eligibility for Medicaid. Visit your local Department of Human Services Office for more information about applying for Medicaid benefits.

Medicare Program: Follow this link for general information about the Medicare program in Arkansas and eligibility requirements.

Healthcare.gov: Follow this link to get started on signing up for health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Arkansas Health Connector Get Informed & Stay Connected

Arkansas Department of Health

COMMUNITY SUPPORT AND SERVICES

Our House: Helps those with a criminal history overcome barriers to reentry and provides opportunities through education, employment training, financial empowerment, health and wellness education and reentry.  For more information, visit ourhouseshelter.org

Northwest Arkansas Coalition: A coalition of community service providers who help people returning to Washington, Benton, and Carroll counties in Arkansas.
For more information, Joe Bruton, Director jbruton@goodwillar.org

Saline County Freedom for Life Coalition: A coalition of community service providers who help people returning to Saline, Garland, and Hot Springs counties in Arkansas.
For more information, Michelle Cannon, freedom4lifereentry@gmail.com.

Community Based Organizations (CBOs): If you are interested in starting a Community Based Organization in your area to assist people returning to the community please contact ACC at reentry@arkansas.gov. For a copy of the CBO Handbook, please email your request to reentry@arkansas.gov.

Goodwill Industries of Arkansas – Career Services

Arkansas Food Pantries: A list of food pantries across the state that provide supplemental food assistance for eligible individuals.

Arkansas Food Banks: Supplemental food assistance for eligible individuals.

MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT

Arkansas Community Mental Health Centers Contact Information

Arkansas Treatment Centers : This link contains a full list of Community Mental Health Centers that can provide mental health and substance abuse treatment services. Please call the center first to ask about any required referrals.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT

National Substance Abuse Index

Arkansas NA Meetings

Arkansas AA Meetings

Office of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention - Funded Treatment Programs

MENTORING

ACC Mentoring Program | Email

Life After Prison Ministries

Courage to Change Ministries

EDUCATION

Arkansas Community Colleges

Arkansas Independent Colleges and Universities (AICU)

Shorter College

Arkansas Adult Learning Resource CenterCenter Locations

Arkansas Baptist College:  Phone:  (501) 420-1233 or (501) 773-8746 | Email

ACE Arkansas Department of Career Education: WAGE
WAGE is a work readiness program designed to ensure that unemployed and underemployed Arkansans have the skills necessary to be successful in the workplace.

Arkansas Career Education Veterans Link

TRANSITIONAL HOUSING SERVICES

Application and Regulations:

For questions related to Transitional Housing Services please email reentry@arkansas.gov.

Transitional Housing Facilities

Transitional Housing Application

Transitional Housing Program Administrative Regulation

Transitional Housing RFQ Amendment

Transitional Housing Amendment Agreement

Transitional Housing Program Schedule

Transitional Housing Facility License Administrative Directive

Applications should be mailed to:
Transitional Housing Coordinator
105 W. Capitol Avenue,
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201

Oxford Houses in Arkansas: Oxford Houses are a community-based approach to addiction treatment, which provides an independent, supportive, and sober living environment.

Federal Halfway Houses in Arkansas: City of Faith houses Federal parolees for the Eastern District of Arkansas.

Apartment Listing: Includes a listing for apartments in Central Arkansas that rent to individuals with criminal histories.

REENTRY FACILITY INFORMATION

Steps for Reentry Facility License:

  1. Review the Reentry Facility AD for information regarding the qualificaitons and expectations of reentry facility providers in Arkansas.
  2. Complete the Stage 1 License Application and submit to ACC according to the application instructions.
  3. Once you have received a license, providers can submit a response to the Reentry Facility RFQ, on the Office of State Procurement (OSP) website, to be placed on the Qualified Vendor list.
  4. After placement on the Qualified Vendors list by OSP, contact ACC to complete the Stage 2 License Application.

        Use the checklist to verify your facility is prepared for the Stage 2 inspections and documentation.

Please direct any questions to reentry@arkansas.gov or call 501-683-5793.

Reentry Facility Program Schedule

Reentry Facility Inspection Check List

Reentry Facility Administrative Directive

DFA Office of State Procurement

Reentry Newsletter

 

 

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Little Rock, AR 72201

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