CSI Academy

CSI Academy is centered inside Arkansas’ largest adult detention facility. The Academy offered in the Pulaski County Regional Detention Facility (PCRDF) focuses on recovery, re-entry, and peer recovery. The classes teach life skills to the men and women incarcerated in the detention facility so they have the tools necessary to succeed in society when they are released into our community.

CSI Academy is part of Sheriff Eric S. Higgins’ overall “CSI” mission to be Community-focused, Safety-driven, and Integrity-based. The programs we offer are in multiple phases and vary in length.

Click here to download our CSI Quick Fact Sheet.

The Classes We Offer

Phase I (pre-release program, is four hours a day, five days a week for 12 weeks)

  • Getting Ahead While Getting Out
  • Search For Significance
  • Women’s Suffering/Healing Heart
  • Conquering Chemical Dependency
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy Embracing Purpose
  • Peer Recovery Support
  • Inside Out Dads
  • Series 33

Phase II (the pre-release program is six weeks)

  • Welding Program (144 total hours of training)
  • Peer Specialist Recovery (four-eight hours a day, five days a week)
  • Industrial Manufacturing (required to attend the program in addition to other classes, no less than 20 hours per week)
  • Culinary Arts and Retail Management

Community Partners

The work we do would not be possible without our community partners.

  • Exodus.life
  • UAMS
  • Arkansas Community Corrections
  • Pulaski Technical College
  • Eaton Agency
  • Better Community Development
  • Wolfe Street Foundation
  • Goodwill Industries of Arkansas
  • Natural State Recovery
  • Aramark
  • Arkansas Department of Correction
  • Restore Hope
  • St. Marks Baptist Church
  • Department of Human Services