Little Rock, Arkansas

Re-Entry Services
The City of Little Rock Re-Entry Program is designed to provide services and opportunities to those with a history of non-violent convictions and incarceration to transition into the Little Rock community and improve their quality of life. The Re-Entry Program specifically provides the following services to those who plan to reside in Little Rock upon release:
o Provides three services through contracts with private providers:
o Pre-release Programming
o Employment Placement
o Employment Placement for Disabled Adults

And provides two services through various Departments within the City of Little Rock (public sector)
o Sidewalk Program
o Re-Entry Employment Readiness Training

Pre-Release Programming
• Services include administering of needs assessment, counseling, development of reentry plan, case management services, and preparation for employment and reintegration into the community.

Employment Placement
• Services include: recruitment and assessment, job preparation, training, job placement, case management services, and employment retention services.

Employment Readiness Training Program
• The Department of Community Programs provided program oversight and monitoring responsibilities for the creation of a Re-Entry Sidewalk Program within City government, handling coordination between the training department (CLR Public Works) and program participants. The program was proven to be successful and the Sidewalk Program received the 2013 Arkansas Business City of Distinction Award for workforce development.
• Since the implementation of the Sidewalk Program, the Department has developed and implemented the Re-Entry Employment Readiness Training Program through partnerships with several City of Little Rock departments: Public Works, Fleet Services, Little Rock Zoo, Parks and Recreation, Housing and Neighborhood Programs, and the Little Rock Police Department. Trainees are hired into entry level training positions within City departments, and provided with up to nine (9) months of job training.

Pre-Release Services:

Quality Living Center – Male & Female Program

3925 Asher Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72204
(501) 663-3490
Contact: Dino Davis, Director

Employment Placement Services:

Our House, Inc.
302 E. Roosevelt
Little Rock, AR 72204
(501) 374-7383
Zac Hale, Coordinator

Goodwill Industries of Arkansas
1110 W. 7th St.
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 372-5100
Contact: Gerren Frazier, Coordinator

Goodwill Industries of Arkansas (For Disabled Adults)
1110 W. 7th St.
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 372-5100
Contact: Tim Green

To enroll in one of these programs, please call our office at (501) 399-3420.
To refer someone to this program, please email   

Pathway to Freedom, Inc.Pathway to Freedom, Inc. – A Christian faith-based program that offers many services such as education, that takes a three phase approach. The first phase works to educate, the second tests the individual’s in real-life settings, and the third is local support for ex-offenders after they are released.

Wrightsville Hawkins Unit for Males
P.O. Box 1010
22522 Asher Road
Wrightsville, AR 72183
Phone: 501-897-0764
Fax: 501-897-0873

Central Arkansas ReEntry Coalition

CARE Coalition – This is the Central Arkansas ReEntry Coalition, or CARE. Their mission is to “empower returning citizens for a productive life through advocacy, education, and collaboration.” It works with many different groups to help ex-offenders reentry society.

ph: 501-444-CARE

Goodwill Industries of Arkansas – Goodwill’s Transitional Employment Opportunity, or TEO, program helps people returning from incarceration. This program offers job services, both training and placement.Corporate Office:1110 W. 7th Street
Little Rock, AR 72201

InnerChange Freedom Initiative – A faith-based reentry program based on the teachings of Jesus Christ. This program is aimed at reducing the rate of recidivism in Arkansas.

General Contact InformationFor all general inquiries call 1-800-206-9764
For Angel Tree inquiries call 1-800-55-ANGEL (2-6435)
For local volunteer opportunities call 1-800-251-7411