We are the Central Arkansas ReEntry (CARE) Coalition, an unincorporated association of volunteers whose work with government, business, faith-based initiatives, and good-works advocacy groups gives us first-hand experience with the challenges faced by people making the transition from confinement, incarceration, probation and parole to living a productive and meaningful life as members of a free society.
We got our start early in 2009 when representatives of several organizations* came together seeking answers to the difficult questions posed by reentry issues. (*read our full history in our news release)
Along the way, we got a leg-up from many organizations, with Lewis-Burnett Employment Finders, Goodwill Industries, City Connections, Fellowship Bible Church of Little Rock, Prison Fellowship/Out4Life, the Center for Women in Transition the Clinton School of Public Service among them, and we hosted our first regional ReEntry Resource Fair in October of 2010.
To learn more about the issues and challenges faced by those making the transition -and- how to solve these critical problems, visit the National ReEntry Resource Center, sign up for our email updates, and check back here regularly for local news, special events, educational programs and volunteer opportunities...!!!!
On April 26, 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!
The City of Little Rock Dept. of Community Programs meet & greet with Carrie Cochran-Raglon, the City's newly hired Reentry Coordinator.
Click here for online pictorial report.
~ OF INTEREST ~
5th Annual National Prisoner’s Family Conference
February 20-22, 2013, Houston, Texas
Collateral Consequences of Incarceration website.
City Connections: Connecting the Church and the City.
Sharing Opportunities for Achievement and Renewal (SOAR) Event Calendar
Open Door Outreach Event Calendar.
Immigrant Victims of Crime SURVEY
REENTRY CENTRAL: National Website on Reentry Issues.