Pride and Dignity

Programs and Services to Help with the Basics of Life

Community Transitional Services contracts with the Arkansas Department of Corrections for placement of parolees once released. CTS provides a range of basic services to assist residents in the transition from prison to everyday life, including employment preparation, money management, AA/NA groups, Bible study, and classes addressing criminogenic needs. We have partnerships at community agencies and refer residents for medical care, clothing assistance and education.

Medical Care:
CTS has established arrangements with Jefferson Comprehensive Care to provide residents health care for free or at greatly reduced rates.

Substance Abuse Programs:
The program has flourished and has a positive influence on the general resident population, who begin to find the meaning of pride and dignity. Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings are held at the facility.

Education:
For residents who have not graduated from high school, assistance in obtaining a high school equivalency certificate by passing a General Education Development (GED®) test is provided in partnership with Southeast Arkansas College (SEARK), which is receptive to the needs of CTS residents.

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