Arkansas Sentencing Commission Director
Lindsay Wallace was appointed Director of the Arkansas Sentencing Commission on January 1, 2019.
Get to know Director Wallace
In addition to her role as Director, Ms. Wallace was appointed Chief of Staff to Secretary Solomon Graves on August 1, 2020. Prior to her appointment as Director, she served as the staff attorney for the Sentencing Commission. During her tenure, she lead the development of the sentencing order, the overhaul of the sentencing guidelines, and countless training and outreach projects. She came to the Sentencing Commission from the Department of Human Services, where she served as a Program Coordinator for the Medicaid Program Integrity Unit while attending law school. Ms. Wallace is driven to provide the best services to constituents through efficiency and interagency cooperation. Ms. Wallace graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice in 2004 and from the William H. Bowen School of Law in 2008.
Message from the Director
As the Director of the Sentencing Commission, I hope to further the mission of the Commission: to assist in maintaining a balanced correctional system with a continuum of sanctions that are appropriate for all offenders.
The Sentencing Commission is comprised of nine voting members and two advisory members and is supported by a small staff. Through transformation, the Commission has gained a wealth of knowledge and resources within the Divisions of Corrections, Community Corrections, and the Parole Board. It is my hope that these resources will allow for further research and development of a more sound correctional policy for the State of Arkansas. I further hope that the niche of expertise honed by my staff will be of assistance for the larger divisions of the Department.
In my role as Chief of Staff to Secretary Graves, I hope to expand upon the practice of collaboration and teamwork between divisions and outside agencies that has been fostered by my predecessors. I am so grateful to my Commission, to Department of Corrections leadership, and to the citizens of Arkansas for allowing me this opportunity to serve.