Division of Community Correction

Placing our priority on public safety while providing opportunities for positive change

Deputy Director Residential Services

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.

StaffTitlePhone Number
Venita BanisterAssistant Director of Residential Treatment(501) 682-9510
Mark WarnerCenter Supervisor Central Arkansas Center(501) 686-9800
Syrna BowersCenter Supervisor East Central Center(870) 400-3101
Kevin MinerCenter Supervisor Southwest Center(870) 779-2137
Phillip GloverCenter Supervisor Northeast Center(870) 563-8330
Gary TaborCenter Supervisor Northwest Center(479) 695-3400
Andrew RuhCenter Supervisor Omega Supervision Sanction Center(501) 467-3030
VacantVictim Coordinator(501) 682-9577
Sherry EnderleRCF Referrals(501) 682-9563
Lt. Johnathan LanesTransportation(501) 891-0528
Debbie RuffA.C.A. Coordinator(501) 912-1906
Anthony SmithMaintenance and Construction Coordinator(501) 682-9577

Grants Manager – Vacant (501) 371-1076

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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