The program’s administrative staff is responsible for conducting investigations on all submitted claims.
The Crime Victims Reparations Board is a five-member body responsible for determining which claims are to be paid and how much may be awarded. Board members are appointed by the Governor. The Arkansas Crime Victims Reparations Board also awards the Crime Victim Advocate of the Year Award annually during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.
Lt. Eugene Tyree, North Little Rock Police Department (Retired), Victim Advocate, Chairman
Molly Shepherd, Attorney-at-Law
Paula Steinsiek, Victim Advocate
Lisette Yang, Administrator
Varnell Messer, Eligibility Specialist
Melinda Perkins, Eligibility Specialist
Tonya Hooks, Eligibility Specialist
Michaela Thomas, Eligibility Specialist
Gary McGee, Eligibility Specialist
Karen Heer, Fiscal Support Analyst