Cozetta Jones
Communications Director
cjones@pulaskicounty.net

Events Calendar

Feb
27
Tue
6:00 pm Full Quorum Court Meeting @ 4th Floor Quorum Court Room
Full Quorum Court Meeting @ 4th Floor Quorum Court Room
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Full Quorum Court Meeting 201 S. Broadway – 4th Floor Quorum Court Room. Copies of the most current meeting agenda(s), and links to the Pulaski County Livestream may be found here.
Mar
6
Tue
10:00 am State of the County Address @ Quorum Courtroom
State of the County Address @ Quorum Courtroom
Mar 6 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Judge Barry Hyde will give a review of Pulaski County’s 2017 accomplishments and a preview of 2018 goals and initiatives.
Mar
13
Tue
6:00 pm Agenda Committee Meeting @ Quorum Court Meeting Room
Agenda Committee Meeting @ Quorum Court Meeting Room
Mar 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Quorum Court Agenda Committee The agenda and minutes from the previous meeting can be found here.
Mar
27
Tue
6:00 pm Full Quorum Court Meeting @ 4th Floor Quorum Court Room
Full Quorum Court Meeting @ 4th Floor Quorum Court Room
Mar 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Full Quorum Court Meeting 201 S. Broadway – 4th Floor Quorum Court Room. Copies of the most current meeting agenda(s), and links to the Pulaski County Livestream may be found here.
Apr
10
Tue
6:00 pm Agenda Committee Meeting @ Quorum Court Meeting Room
Agenda Committee Meeting @ Quorum Court Meeting Room
Apr 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Quorum Court Agenda Committee The agenda and minutes from the previous meeting can be found here.
Apr
24
Tue
6:00 pm Full Quorum Court Meeting @ 4th Floor Quorum Court Room
Full Quorum Court Meeting @ 4th Floor Quorum Court Room
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Full Quorum Court Meeting 201 S. Broadway – 4th Floor Quorum Court Room. Copies of the most current meeting agenda(s), and links to the Pulaski County Livestream may be found here.
May
8
Tue
6:00 pm Agenda Committee Meeting @ Quorum Court Meeting Room
Agenda Committee Meeting @ Quorum Court Meeting Room
May 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Quorum Court Agenda Committee The agenda and minutes from the previous meeting can be found here.
May
22
Tue
6:00 pm Full Quorum Court Meeting @ 4th Floor Quorum Court Room
Full Quorum Court Meeting @ 4th Floor Quorum Court Room
May 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Full Quorum Court Meeting 201 S. Broadway – 4th Floor Quorum Court Room. Copies of the most current meeting agenda(s), and links to the Pulaski County Livestream may be found here.
Jun
12
Tue
6:00 pm Agenda Committee Meeting @ Quorum Court Meeting Room
Agenda Committee Meeting @ Quorum Court Meeting Room
Jun 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Quorum Court Agenda Committee The agenda and minutes from the previous meeting can be found here.
Jun
26
Tue
6:00 pm Full Quorum Court Meeting @ 4th Floor Quorum Court Room
Full Quorum Court Meeting @ 4th Floor Quorum Court Room
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Full Quorum Court Meeting 201 S. Broadway – 4th Floor Quorum Court Room. Copies of the most current meeting agenda(s), and links to the Pulaski County Livestream may be found here.

Pulaski County News & Announcements

2018 State of the County Address

Pulaski County Residents! You are cordially invited to attend the 2018 State of the County Address, Tuesday, March 6 at 10 a.m. The address will be given in the 4th floor Quorum Court meeting room in the Pulaski County Administration Building at 201 S. Broadway in Downtown Little Rock.

Judge Hyde will highlight the county’s 2017 accomplishments and 2018 goals and initiatives. He will discuss several of the county’s ongoing projects such as the Crisis Stabilization Unit, Criminal Justice Reform, and Juvenile Justice Reform.

Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde’s Public Schedule: Feb. 11 – Feb. 13

LITTLE ROCK – The following is a list of public appearances by Judge Barry Hyde from Sunday, Feb. 11 through Saturday, Feb. 16, 2018:

Sunday, February 11

World War I Tree Dedication

MacArthur Park

Corner of East 9th and Commerce Streets, Little Rock, AR 72201

2:00 pm

Tuesday, February 13

North Little Rock School District – Community Involvement Council

2700 North Polar Street, North Little Rock, AR 72114

11:30 am

Schedule is subject to change.

CONTACT: Communications Director Cozetta Jones (cjones@pulaskicounty.net or 501-340-8523)

Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde’s Public Schedule: Feb. 6 – Feb. 10

LITTLE ROCK – The following is a list of public appearances by Judge Barry Hyde from Monday, Feb. 5 – Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018:

Tuesday, February 6

Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee Meeting

11:30 am

4th Floor Conference Room

201 S. Broadway, STE 401, Little Rock, AR 72201

Wednesday, February 7 – Friday February 9

County Judge’s Association – Winter Meeting

Wyndham Riverfront

2 Riverfront Place, North Little Rock, AR 72114

Saturday February 10

St. Luke’s Episcopal Men’s Group

9:00 am

St. Luke’s Parish Hall

4106 JFK Blvd North Little Rock, AR 72116

Schedule is subject to change.

CONTACT: Communications Director Cozetta Jones (cjones@pulaskicounty.net or 501-340-8523)

Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde’s Public Schedule: Jan 30 – Feb 2

Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde’s Public Schedule: January 30 – February 2

LITTLE ROCK – The following is a list of public appearances by Judge Barry Hyde from Monday, January 29, 2018 through Friday, February 2, 2018:

No public events scheduled.

Schedule is subject to change.
CONTACT: Communications Director Cozetta Jones (cjones@pulaskicounty.net or 501-340-8523)

Juvenile Justice Reform Begins with Successful Kick-Off Meeting

Thanks to everyone who attended our JDAI Kick-Off Meeting. The Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) is a nationally recognized model created by the Annie E. Casey Foundation to promote detention reform. This initiative is an opportunity to improve the “front-end” of the juvenile justice system based on research and evidence-informed practices, as part of larger juvenile justice reforms in the County. Following the kick-off, county juvenile court judges, probation officers, school district representatives, law enforcement, probation officers, prosecuting attorneys and relevant stakeholders participated in the JDAI working-group meeting to discuss next steps toward implementing JDAI. Thanks to Center for Children’s Law and Policy’s Jason Szanyi and Tiana Davis for helping us to make the kick-off a success.

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Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde’s Public Schedule: Jan. 22 – Jan. 26

Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde’s Public Schedule: January 22 – January 26

LITTLE ROCK – The following is a list of public appearances by Judge Barry Hyde from Mon., January 22, 2018 through Friday, January 26, 2018:

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

JDAI Kick-off

9:00 a.m.

North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce

100 Main Street, North Little Rock, AR 72114

Schedule is subject to change.

CONTACT: Communications Director Cozetta Jones (cjones@pulaskicounty.net or 501-340-8523)

County Awarded Funding to Address Homelessness

There are approximately 894 households living sheltered or unsheltered in Central Arkansas.

Pulaski County Community Services was awarded two Emergency Solutions Grant projects totaling $50,000 from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The Rapid Re-Housing Project received $30,000. Assistance is only available to individuals who are currently homeless. The Homelessness Prevention Project received $20,000. Assistance is only available to individuals who are facing eviction or who are at risk of being homeless.

Community Services will distribute a survey to determine eligibility through CADC’s LIHEAP program starting January 22. Those who answer “yes” to one of four questions may be eligible and will be referred to Pulaski County Community Services.

“Our Community Services department works with the community at many levels to assist low-income residents find affordable housing,” said County Judge Barry Hyde. “This $50,000 grant awarded by HUD will allow us to expand our services, by helping those who are at risk of becoming homeless and those currently without homes to get some necessary relief.  A disproportionate number of the state’s homeless population resides within Pulaski County, which is why it is incumbent upon us to address this issue head on.”

According to CATCH Arkansas’s 2017 Point in Time count, there are approximately 990 homeless persons (550 unsheltered and 440 sheltered) in Central Arkansas, of the total homeless persons, 84 are children.

County Judge Hyde’s Public Schedule

Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde’s Public Schedule: January 15th – 19th

LITTLE ROCK – The following is a list of public appearances by Judge Barry Hyde from Monday, January 15th, 2018 through Friday, 19th, 2018:

Monday, January 15, 2018
LITTLE ROCK
Martin Luther King Day Breakfast
8:00 a.m.
Arkansas Governor’s Mansion
1800 Center Street
Little Rock, AR

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
LITTLE ROCK
Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee Meeting
11:30 a.m.
201 S. Broadway, STE 401
Little Rock, AR

Schedule is subject to change.

CONTACT: Communications Director, Cozetta Jones at cjones@pulaskicounty.net or 501-340-8523

Youth Services breaks fundraising record

PCYS’ Little Scholars program at the Audubon Center in Little Rock. Song Bird, an academic enrichment program, visits every few weeks and provides chess lessons.

In 2017, Pulaski County Youth Services raised a record-breaking total of $505,735 for after school and out-of-school programs. Of the total funding, $466,260 came from grants awarded by the City of Little Rock, State Farm Insurance, First Electric Cooperative and other organizations.

Special events including Women’s Power Breakfast and the Fourth Annual Champions of Youth Awards Dinner raised $39,475. We extend a special thanks to Snell Prosthetics, Rick Fleetwood, Judy Tenenbaum and State Representative Clarke Tucker for helping Youth Services further its mission to inspire, encourage, and empower the youth of Pulaski County through academic achievement, leadership, character building, and healthy living education.

“To raise more than a half million is phenomenal,” said County Judge Barry Hyde. “With those funds, we will provide invaluable services to Pulaski County families, saving families who utilize our services approximately $5,000 per year in after-school care costs. Youth are provided with mentoring, academic assistance, and are given opportunities that many would not have access to otherwise. I’m proud of the work that Youth Services Director Jamie Scott and her staff are doing for the youth of Pulaski County and their families.”

For more information about Pulaski County Youth Services’ programs

Offices closed for New Year’s Day

Pulaski County offices are closed Monday, January 1, 2018 in observance of New Year’s Day. Garbage routes will run one day late, Tuesday through Saturday.