Division of Community Correction

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Deputy Director Residential Services

Deputy Director Residential Services

Syrna Bowers

(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
Andrew RuhCenter Supervisor Central Arkansas Center(501) 686-9800
Tameka ColemanCenter 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
Walter WhiteCenter Supervisor Omega Supervision Sanction Center (501) 467-3030
KryCynthia CollinsVictim Coordinator(501) 682-9577
Ruth AkinsRCF Referrals(501) 682-9563
Lt. Johnathan LanesTransportation(501) 891-0528
Debbie RuffA.C.A. Coordinator(501) 912-1906
Stanley BookerDirector of Maintenance and Construction(870) 341-2704

Reentry Services – Jarrod Self, Area Manager(501) 414-4851

Reentry Services assist offenders released to community supervision/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 released to community supervision/parole 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.

StaffTitlePhone Number
Courtney CooperAssistant Area Manager(501) 414-3200
Daniel PotterAssistant Area Manager(501) 366-9893
Mallory YorkReentry Program Coordinator(501) 912-1924
Shevon BatchVolunteer/Mentoring Coordinator(501) 353-8796
Corliss JohnsonEmployment Specialist(501) 743-0959
Byron FlintProgram Coordinator, Reentry/Transitional Facilities(479) 886-0468
Administrative Review Officer(501) 682-4359

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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