Division of Correction

Providing fair, firm, consistent and superior correctional services for Arkansas

Reentry/Community Services

The Arkansas Division of Correction is dedicated to providing services and programs that will assist inmates in their successful return to the community.  As such, it is hoped that this section of the website will serve as a quick reference resource for information to aid both the families of inmates being released from ADC and the inmates as they return to the community.  Links are provided to a wide variety of agencies and service providers for many of the immediate concerns facing inmates returning to the community from incarceration.

Ready for Life – Arkansas

The Ready for Life platform supports Arkansans on their employment journey by providing the best local and national information about careers, education and available jobs tailored to individual needs and interests. From hospitality and media to manufacturing and agriculture, individuals who join Ready For Life have access to up-to-date employment opportunities locally in their own communities and across Arkansas.

RESOURCES

Arkansas.gov
Healthcare.gov
Medicare Program
Central Arkansas Legal Services
Arkansas Legal Services Online
Arkansas Secretary of State
   • Voter Information
Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs – Self Help Page
(This is a great resource covering the basics of filing VA claims.)
Division of Community CorrectionRestore Hope
Social Security Administration – Applying for replacement card.
Social Security Administration – Entering the community after incarceration.
Social Security Administration – What prisoners need to know.
Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration
Driver’s License Reinstatement
Driver’s Record – Traffic Violation Report
Auto Renewal – Renew Tags
Driver Services
Child Support
NPOWR – Non-Custodial Parent Outreach Work Referral Program- 90 Day program designed to provide employment placement assistance
Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS)
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Food Stamps (SNAP)
Transitional Employment Assistance Program Financial Assistance (TEA)
Department of Human Services County Offices Map
ARKIDS First – Medical Coverage
Arkansas Department of Workforce Services
Arkansas Career Readiness Certification (CRC)
Arkansas Department of Health
Vital Records – Applying for your Birth Certificate

Goodwill Industries of Arkansas – Reentry Services

Goodwill Industries of Arkansas – Career Services

  • Job Placement
  • Interviewing Preparation
  • Resume Writing Assistance
  • Online Application Support
  • Computer Training
  • Enhance Your Employability 
  • GED Preparation
  • Computer Basics
  • Online Learning Resources

Workforce Alliance for Growth in the Economy (WAGE)
WAGE is a work readiness program designed to ensure that unemployed and underemployed Arkansans have the skills necessary to be successful in the workplace.

  • WAGE Classes Include:
    • GED Instruction
    • Keyboarding
    • Job Preparation
    • Basic Computer Literacy
  • WAGE Certification Include:
    • Clerical
    • Industrial
    • Employability
    • Career Readiness
ACE – Arkansas Career Education
Arkansas Community Mental Health Centers Contact Information
National Substance Abuse Index
Arkansas Adult Learning Resource Center
Arkansas Food Bank
Arkansas Food Pantries
Arkansas NA Meetings
Find AA Meetings in Arkansas
AA Help in Arkansas
Arkansas Central Office of Alcoholics Anonymous – Select your city
Office of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention – Funded Treatment Programs
Courage to Change Ministries
Rev. DeWayne Hicks, Senior Pastor | Email
Arkansas Community Colleges 
State Approving Agency for Veterans Training
Arkansas Division of Higher Education
The Next Step Homeless Shelter
123 N 6th St
Fort Smith, AR 72901
479-782-5433
Start Your Recovery
SAMHSA National Helpline: 1-800-662-4357

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