The research and recommendations you'll find on this website are informed by quality conversations with people who are directly impacted by the Arkansas criminal justice system, and whose voices are all too often left out of policy-making discussions. Where possible, we have included video and audio recordings of these conversations to supplement our policy recommendations. The voices of the marginalized, the impoverished, and the incarcerated have been ignored for too long in the Arkansas policy arena. We hope that our policy research process can serve as a mechanism of empowerment to give them a necessary and much-deserved seat at the table. 

If you are an individual whose life has been impacted by the Arkansas criminal justice system, we would love to hear your story and speak with you about your suggestions for changes and reforms. Please email us at