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Ex-inmates to receive help through Little Rock jobs program

Ex-inmates to receive help through Little Rock jobs program
Click here to read the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's article! By Eric Besson Photo by Thomas Metthe August 20, 2017 A new Little Rock program paid for with federal tax dollars will connect former prison inmates with construction, restaurant and other high-demand jobs -- and cover their minimum-wage paychecks for four months,…

Little Rock group gets $1.2 million to help ex-prisoners re-enter society

Little Rock group gets $1.2 million to help ex-prisoners re-enter society
Click here to read the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's article! By Kally Patz August 1, 2017 The U.S. Department of Labor gave $1.2 million to fund a re-entry program for prisoners, Little Rock said in a news release Tuesday. The Little Rock Workforce Development Board was given the money to establish the…

New HUD Guidelines Concerning Discrimination against Convicts

New HUD Guidelines Concerning Discrimination against Convicts
Click here to view KARK's News Coverage KARK By Drew Petrimoulx LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - New guidelines from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development say landlords could face lawsuits if they discriminate against renters with a criminal records. Attorneys representing tenants in central Arkansas say many landlords are…

Personal Space

Personal Space
Arkansas Democrat Gazette Michael Storey Rachael Borne Where I live: In downtown Little Rock in the Quapaw Quarter Historic District, in a 1920s-era apartment building one block from MacArthur Park. The lot was once the neighborhood German beer garden and was later developed in the Craftsman style. Occupation: I am…

LR board OKs funds to aid kids and ex-felons

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette By: Chelsea Boozer The Little Rock Board of Directors approved another round of funding for summer youth and felon re-entry programs Tuesday, and expanded the areas in the city where food trucks can operate. In the past, city directors have questioned what methods are used to gauge the success…

Putting parolees back to work through Little Rock’s Reentry Program

Putting parolees back to work through Little Rock’s Reentry Program
KATV - Breaking News, Weather and Razorback Sports "You're not defined by your past, you have to look forward to your future," said Summerville.  "Don't let your past hinder you with anything that you do in life." LITTLE ROCK (KATV) - Life fresh out of prison is not easy to…

LR Set to Spend $318,000 to Help Ex-Cons

LR Set to Spend $318,000 to Help Ex-Cons
Fox 16 Channel News LITTLE ROCK, AR -- The city of Little rock wants to keep former convicts from ending up back behind bars. Tuesday afternoon, the Board of Directors heard details about a plan to spend more than $300,000 on "re-entry programs" to benefit the community. The programs would…