For assistance in your area, contact one or more of these.
Lewis - Burnett Employment Finders, Little Rock, Darlene Lewis, (501) 379-1598
Helping Hands CDC, Little Rock, Leta Anthony, (501) 244-0455
Omega Prison Volunteer, Hot Springs, Robert Kimble (501) 545-9062
Leaders for Change Christian Fellowship, Osceola, Greg Brown (870) 563-6509
Project New Start, Newport (870) 523-8413
The River Fellowship, Alma, Larry and Juliana Walker, (479) 632-4523
Independence Inn SRO, Batesville, Homeless Shelter, (870) 793-2311
Mission Outreach, Paragould, (870) 236-8080
New Hearts Ministries, Carlisle, (870) 552-5227
Christian Men & Women's Job Corp, NW Arkansas, (479) 899-6511
Christian Men & Women's Job Corp, Jonesboro, (870) 933-6833
Fellowship Bible Church, Conway, Shane Willbanks (501) 690-8882
oneChurch, Conway, Mike Willbanks (501) 548-0115
First Baptist Church, Harrison, Ed Pinkston (870) 416-6844
GracePoint Church, Springdale, Mike Felder (479)466-8600
Courage to Change, Fort Smith, DeWayne Hicks (479) 629-6914
The Current Outreach Church, Van Buren, Kevin Hardcastle (479) 922-2241
Saved By Jesus Ministries, Mountain View, Misty Owens (870) 615-2512
Reconciled Hearts Ministry, Bearden, Pam Bright (870) 678-3989
Women's Crisis Center, Camden, Wendy Dumas (870) 836-0375
No Chains Ministries, Pocahontas, Aaron Jarrett (870)202-9201
Unity in the Community, Texarkana, (870) 773-2535, Bill Woodard
Jacob's Place Homeless Mission, Searcy, (501) 380-8283
Incarcerated Disciples Ministries, Benton, Robert Cannon (501) 541-1810
LAPM’s suggestion is a multi-systemic prevention approach with strong evidence of impact that, if successfully replicated and scaled, could reduce future demand for government funding by reducing recidivism among offenders. The approach is based on the precepts that public safety is the standards kept by the people, not the police, and social isolation triggers all manner of mental illness, including sex disorders.
Consequently, instead of helping to integrate these offenders into a healthy community, we further isolate and stigmatize them. Laws, policies, and regulations make life nearly impossible for convicted sex offenders — finding housing, work, and dignity. And then they reoffend.
Scaling a three-tiered approach will benefit Arkansas by addressing the offender, their families and communities, public and private service providers, and case management. The value is that it targets offenders wherein the current provision of services is inadequate and the problem persists with current funding and personnel resources. In the end, it equips the offender in finding work, housing, and dignity.
The three tiers:
1. Offender assessments
2. Offender treatment
3. Restorative social reintegration