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Chief Deputy Director | Residential Services | Treatment Services | ReentryResearch and Planning | Information Technology | Grants  

Chief Deputy Director - Vacant

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.

Deputy Director Residential Services -  James T. Banks (501-682-9577)

Mission Statement:
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.

 Staff  Title   Phone Number
 Michael Fletcher  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
 Tina Maxwell  Center Administrator Southwest Arkansas  870-779-2137
 Terry Mapes  Center Administrator Northeast Arkansas  870-563-8330
 Gary Tabor  Center Administrator Northwest Arkansas  479-695-3400
 Antwon Emsweller  Center Administrator Omega Supervision Sanction Center  501-467-3030
 Stephanie Redus  Victim Coordinator  501-682-9577

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Assistant Director Treatment Services – Ben Udochi (501-371-1076)

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.

 Staff  Title  Phone Number
 Randy Nielsen  Clinical Supervisor North West  479-629-3807
 Cassandra Davis  Clinical Supervisor North Central  870-321-1389
 Joby Rousseau  Clinical Supervisor North East  870-450-0868
 Jodi Howard  Clinical Supervisor West Central  501-690-4057
 Vacant  Clinical Supervisor Central  501-605-4062
 Perry Malone  Clinical Supervisor West  479-629-3690
 Angela Harness  Clinical Supervisor South West  501-520-9218
 Charles Higgins  Clinical Supervisor South East  501-308-2641

Assistant Director Reentry – Carrie Williams (501-683-5793)

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.

 Staff  Title  Phone Number
 Kelly Knuckles  Reentry Manager               501-912-1924
 Rebecca Baxter  Assistant Area Manager  501-414-3200
 Ardella Bearden  Volunteer/Mentoring Coordinator  501-743-0959
 Kim Sharp  Employment Specialist  501-353-8796
 Daniel Potter  Program Coordinator, Reentry/Transitional Facilities  501-366-9893
 Jarrod Self  AAM Reentry/Transitional Facilities  501-414-4851

Program Management Administrator - Vacant

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).

Staff Title  Phone Number
 Melissa Gibbons  Information Systems Coordinator  
 Vacant  Research and Evaluation Administrator  501-682-5152
 Vacant  Project Manager  501-682-9583

IT Administrator - Chris Glewen (501-683-7449)

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.

Grants Manager - Vacant 

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.


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105 W. Capitol Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72201

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