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June 01, 2021

Reducing Revocations Challenge: Pulaski County Action Research Team Findings Report

The prison population is rapidly growing in Arkansas. Pulaski County is the most populous county in Arkansas and home to the state capital, Little Rock. Pulaski County has approximately 6,000 people on probation and 700 probation revocations annually. Most of these revocations occurred in the first year of probation. As part of the Arnold Foundation’s Reducing Revocations Challenge, the Pulaski County Action Research Team (ART), led by the Southern Public Health and Criminal Justice Research Center (S-PAC) at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and the University of Central Arkansas (UCA), in collaboration with the Arkansas Division of Community Correction (DCC) and the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors Research Institute (NRI), implemented a mixed methods assessment using both quantitative and qualitative research data collection to explore the following research questions: Who is more likely to be revoked in Pulaski County? And What are the drivers behind revocations in Pulaski County?