Program helps parolees reach sobriety

Program helps parolees reach sobriety
A volunteer program with the Arkansas Community Correction helps provide sobriety for parolees in the state.

LITTLE ROCK, AR (KAIT/KARK) - A state agency is working on a project that has helped over 30 parolees reach sobriety.

According to a report from Little Rock television station KARK, Arkansas Community Correction’s rehab and reentry program is providing the treatment of Vivitrol free to parolees due to a grant.

It is injected every 28 days, plus parolees must attend meetings and find sponsors willing to help them, KARK said.

Carrie Williams, an official with ACC, said the program provides help to people and is strictly volunteer.

“It’s our right as citizens of the state of Arkansas to give these people an opportunity who are willing to change and want to change the ability to do that,” Williams said.

Nearly 100 parolees have already volunteered for the program.

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