Call (501) 420-3803
“Our mission is to create an environment for an ex-offender upon release to engage in a 12 week, 12 Principles for success program
to re-acclimate them back into society with training, education, and mentoring to live a more productive,
and meaningful lifestyle through a second chance.”
“Our vision is to make an ex-offenders Dream come true with a second chance.”
An Associate Minister of Second Baptist Church, and serves as the Prison Ministry Leader; Superintendent of Youth Bible Study K-12th, and Men's Sunday School Teacher.
Michael's a Certified Religious Assistant (CRA) in the Arkansas Department of Corrections, and a weekly guest speaker/teacher, and mentor in the Think Legacy program at the Barbara Ester Unit along with facilitating a weekly Literacy class at the Unit.
Michael teaches a weekly class from the curriculum of "Compassion In Action" Re-entry at the Pulaski County Jail.
Michael does Alternative Sentencing in the North Little Rock District Court,and is the Supervising Manager for the Mattie Hicks (for women), and the Henry Price, (for men) Sober Living Transitional Housing.
He serves as a Board Member of Erma Rhodes Education Center, (EREC).
Michael holds a BA in Christian Education from Shalom Bible College, and Seminary in West Des Moines, Iowa.
CHAPLAIN JAMES REYNOLDS
Chaplain Pulaski County Jail,
and former Chaplain of the ADC, Tucker Maximum Security Unit, Cummins Unit, and Wrightsville
Mrs. ANNIE M ABRAMS
Former educator, civil rights, and human rights activist for over 50 years, the recipient of the prestigious 2015 THINC, Making A Difference Award, Foster Care, and Prison Reform Advocate, appointed to the Arkansas Sentencing Commission by former Governor Jim Guy Tucker, appointed to the Judicial Ethics, and Disability Commission by former Governor Bill Clinton, Advisor
Mr. DONNIE COPELAND
Pastor of the Apostolic Church, 4314 Landers Road, Advisor to"Compassion In Action" Re-entry, and Former Arkansas State Representative, District 38.
Dr. KEVIN A. KELLY
Pastor of Second Baptist Church; one Church, three locations; Southwest location, 6111 West 83rd. Street, Little Rock, AR, West location, 1709 John Barrow Road, Little Rock, AR, and Maumelle, 2 Country Club Circle, and "Compassion In Action" Re-entry Board of Director
Doris Smith currently serves as Accountant and trusted advisor on the Compassion In Action Reentry (CIA) Board of Directors.
Ms. Smith is owner of Smith Accounting Service LLC in Little Rock, Arkansas
John Deering, a lifelong Arkansan. Attended UALR where he studied fine art. John began his employment with the Arkansas Democrat in 1981, (now Arkansas Democrat Gazette) and is the Chief Editorial cartoonist since 1988; a contributor for “Voices” page, and USA Today; Won first place awards from Arkansas Press Association, featured in Time, Newsweek, and other prominent columns in other States.
“Compassion In Action,”
Is a re-entry program which provides structure, training, education, and mentoring to
ex-offenders who are preparing to reenter society, and who are already in society that
are in need of the mission of “Compassion In Action”.
We provide a 12 week, 12 Principles to Success program, job searches, and other resources needed to decrease the recidivism rate by teaching these men and woman how to cope with reentering society, and teaching ex-offenders ways to maximize their
God given potential in productive ways.
Our immediate needs are various supplies
Pens, pencils, pencil sharpener, three ring binders, writing paper, books, stick on name tags,
bottle water, copying paper, card stock paper, folders, progress note forms, easel, easel paper,
test cups, stapler, staples, tape dispenser, tape, paper clips, Latex gloves, Post it pads, 8 1/2 x 11 white envelopes, etc.
“Compassion In Action”
7107 West 12th Street Suite 203A
Little Rock Arkansas 72204
Fax # (501) 246-5383