Utilizing data, storytelling, artistic expression, and research, we educate Arkansans through public events that center the stories and experiences of individuals who are directly impacted by the criminal injustice system.


decARcerate maintains an ongoing commitment to identify and support criminal justice and prison reform legislation. We imagine a world in which all people are treated with dignity, equity, and justice, and demand it from our elected officials

Public Policy

decARcerate does grassroots organizing and advocacy work, mobilizing communities around issues we collectively care about. Through the work of our campaigns, we seek to create meaningful and systematic change


decARcerate works to

empower people directly impacted by mass incarceration by placing them in positions of leadership and providing the training and resources they need to grow as organizers

Impacted Leaders

what we do

DecARcerate, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization.
Donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.

Employer identification number, or EIN, is 83-2588615

View our IRS tax exemption determination letter.

DecARcerate works to end mass incarceration in Arkansas through community education, smart legislation, advocacy, and empowering the leadership of individuals personally affected by the criminal punishment system. We believe in a state where communities are safe and caring, individuals who cause harm are rehabilitated and reintegrated into supportive communities, all people are respected and treated equitably across institutions, and systems of exploitation and oppression are replaced with ones that are just and create healing.

about us

our team

DecARcerate is made up of a small, but dedicated team. Our staff, board, and volunteers are working tirelessly to end systems of exploitation and oppression.