Central Arkansas ReEntry Coalition (CARE) has been selected as one of the projects to be completed by master's degree candidates at the Clinton Schol of Public Services. The four students will be focusing on the issue of housing and the many obstacles that returning citizens face attempting to find safe and appropriate housing. These students will meet in the Hinton Center each Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to work on the project. They will be interviewing key stakeholders in the process as part of their work.
The group will be introduced to the Little Rock City Board of Directors on October 5 at 6 p.m. and members of the coalition are invited to attend.
Students include two from Little Rock, one from Washington D.C., and one from Swizterland.
Focus will be on the 72204,72206, and72209 zip code areas because the larger numbers returning to these geographic locations. The students will look atboth available housing stock and policies that serve as obstacles or benefits. A white paper with the results of their study will be presented at the end of the school year.
On April 26, 2013 the Clinton School of Public Service in coordination with Lewis-Burnett Employment Finders hosted a community conversation to present the findings of the practicum team. For the white paper, please click here!
Collateral Consequences of Incarceration website.
Leta Anthony, chair
Donnie Rayford, vice chair
Pat Brannin, secretary
Robert Cannon, parlimentarian
Education - vacant
Employment - Donnie Rayford, chair
Family and Children - DeAnn Newell, chair and Jennifer Lowery, co-chair
Housing _ Kim Blackshire, chair and Dino Davis, co-chair
Health & Wellness - Jake Coffey, chair and Nick Zaller, co-chair
Policy and Law - Robert "Kim" Combs, chair and Leta Anthony, co-chair
Public Relations - Wayne Robinson, chair and Pat Brannin, co-chair
Restorative Justice - DeAnn Newell, chair and Tom Navin, co-chair