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.
Dr. Janice Church, PhD, Chairman
Bryce Brewer, Attorney at Law
Molly Shepherd, Attorney at Law
Lt. Eugene Tyree, North Little Rock Police Department (Retired), Victim Advocate
Paula Steinsiek, Victim Advocate
Lynette Parham, Program Administrator
Varnell Messer, Investigator
Melinda Perkins, Investigator
Tonya Hooks, Investigator
Michaela Thomas, Fiscal Officer