FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :
Tuesday, Jan 08, 2019
City of Little Rock Public Relations
Office (501) 371-4421
Media ReleasesContact(s): L. Lamor Williams
City announces resources to help returning citizens during Rights After Wrongs day of service
The City of Little Rock announced on Tuesday the services that will be available during the Rights After Wrongs day of service event to be held Saturday, Jan. 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Arkansas Workforce Center, 5401 S. University Ave. in Little Rock.
For the third year, the city’s Racial and Cultural Diversity Commission has teamed with a network of attorneys, social service organizations, nonprofits, educational institutions, public and private entities and volunteers in the spirit of service to provide residents returning from incarceration with a variety of needed resources and assistance.
Ericka Benedicto, Diversity Program Manager for the City of Little Rock, said the event is a way to honor of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
“What better way to honor Dr. King than through action. By coming together in the spirit of unity and service to do something for others,” she said. “That’s what Rights After Wrongs is – a day of service that will provide a variety of resources to returning citizens and people in transition.”
During the event returning citizens will have access to such services as:
- Job readiness assistance (attendees can get help with and print resumes on site)
- Employment opportunities (potential employers will be interviewing)
- Legal consultations in English and Spanish
- Assistance with sealing criminal records
- Leniency court (Pulaski County misdemeanors, outstanding fines and failure to appear cases only)
- Health screenings and flu shots
- Arkansas Driver Control information on reinstatement of driving privileges
- Free tail light repair
Those planning to seek assistance with having records sealed will need to make an appointment by calling the Center for Arkansas Legal Services at 1-800-950-5817 between 9 and 11 a.m. or 1 and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. These attendees must be present at the event by 9:30 a.m. and should also bring a copy of their Sentencing Order (also called Judgment in Disposition) and a copy of their ACIC report from the Arkansas Crime Information Center.
For more information or to learn how to volunteer during the event, visit LittleRock.gov/RightsAfterWrongs.