Division of Community Correction

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

Meet the Director

Arkansas Division of Community Correction Director

Jerry Bradshaw was named the Director of the Division of Community Correction by the Arkansas Board of Corrections in November 2019.

Get to know Director Bradshaw

Jerry Bradshaw began his career with the Arkansas Department of Correction in February 1992 as a Parole Officer with the Little Rock Parole Office. In July 2000, Mr. Bradshaw was promoted to Area 8 Probation/Parole Manager overseeing Pulaski County Parole as well as Lonoke Probation and Parole. In March 2002, Mr. Bradshaw transferred to the Area 6 Parole/Probation Manager position overseeing Faulkner, Conway, Pope, Perry and Yell counties.

In September 2013, Mr. Bradshaw was promoted as the Deputy Director of Residential Services for Arkansas Community Correction. In that position, he oversaw the State of Arkansas’ five Community Correction Centers and the Technical Violator Program.

In July 2016, Mr. Bradshaw was hired as the Deputy Director of Parole and Probation Services for Arkansas Community Correction, where he oversaw Parole and Probation Services for Arkansas.

In November 2019, the Board of Corrections named Mr. Bradshaw the Director of the Division of Community Correction.

He has a bachelor’s of arts degree in Criminal Justice/Psychology from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Message from the Director

It is an honor and a privilege to serve as the Director of the Division of Community Correction, and I am pleased with the direction Arkansas Community Correction has taken under the leadership of the Secretary for the Department of Corrections.

ACC has a short, but rich history of working successfully with adult felony post-release supervision offenders and probationers as they transition from prison or the courtroom to their community. Under my leadership, I hope to continue the tradition of helping offenders become productive by building new lives.

Our philosophy is “We place our priority on public safety while providing opportunities for positive change.” Our goal is to serve the citizens of this state by:

  • Providing appropriate and effective supervision of offenders in the community
  • Providing for the confinement, care, control and treatment of offenders sentenced to or confined in community correction centers in an adequate, safe and secure environment.
  • Developing and implementing sanctions, programs and services needed to function within the scope of the mission
  • Improving staff recruiting, retention and training efforts

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