The Tucker Unit hosted a Think Legacy Resource and Reunification Job Fair on June 9, 2017, approximately 120 Reentry eligible inmates were in attendance. Guest Speakers included Patty Sims from ACC Good Grid, Chief Deputy Director K. Murphy from Arkansas Community Correction, Dr. “DUBS” Byers from the Board of Corrections, Richard “Rick” Cooper, ACI Administrator, and Quintin Stephens, Goodwill TEO Supervisor. Arkansas Workforce Development Agency was in attendance with the Mobile Unit offering 12 high speed internet enabling the Think Legacy Participants to search for employability, and instruction on resume writing.
A Resource and Reunification Fair was held at the Tucker Re-Entry for Women's Center on Friday, June 19, 2017. Arkansas Workforce Mobile Unit was parked outside the Tucker Re-Entry Center, the participants were able to get on the bus and complete resumes, and look for employment. The bus was equipped with 12 computers with built in internet. College of the Ouachita, Henderson University, and Shorter College were in attendance. Arkansas Legal Aid, Adult Education, Child Support Enforcement, TRIO, DHS, Phoenix Recovery, Hope Rises, and many more were in attendance to provide resources, and knowledge to the attendees. Guest speakers included ACI Administrator Rick Cooper, ACC Re-Entry Assistant Director, Carrie Williams, Jennifer Hawthorne from Restore Hope and a host of others.
The Veterans Resource Fair was hosted by Deputy John Warden Wheeler at the Ester Unit on Thursday, April 13, 2017. Dr. Irving Kuo, and his team provided information fo the Unit’s Veteran population. Ms. Linda Catalano attended and provided information from the Veteran's Administration. Ms. Catalano has agreed to partner with the Think Legacy Reentry Program, and provide information to the men and women assigned to Think Legacy Reentry across the state, who have served in the armed services, as well as Veterans’ requesting the information that are assigned to general population.