The Little Rock Workforce Development Board (LRWDB) is pleased to report that the Rock City Reentry Program (RCRP) has achieved several significant milestones as of March 31, 2022. Progress toward grant goals includes enrollment of 191 participants, a recidivism rate of 0.2%, placement of 37 job seekers in employment, training for 80 individuals in targeted occupational skills areas, and a credential attainment rate of 75 %.
Success stories include three students who completed the RCRP Welding program on March 11, 2022. These welding graduates, Dewayne Johnson, Antwan Brooks, and Lainey Deaton, are pictured below. Congratulations to all!
RCRP continues to partner with the Division Community Corrections and the Division of Corrections for referrals. RCRP is also partnering with Pulaski County Regional Detention Center, which currently houses more than 1530 prisoners. The focus of this program is to assist men and women in stabilizing their lives once they are released from incarceration. The program offers supportive services such as assistance with transportation utilizing bus passes and gas vouchers, needs related payments, assistance with educational testing, legal aid services, referrals to health care, assistance with uniforms or other appropriate work attire, payment, and fees for training or related applications and certifications.