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REFORM, Inc.'s Mental Health Wellness Goals :

1. Commitment

2. Mental Health Leadership

3. Clear and Focused Vision

4. Shared Language

5. Assessment of Initial Capacity

6. Standard Processes

7. Protocols for Professional Development

8. Mental Health Strategy and Action

9. Collaboration

10. Ongoing Quality Improvement

Dreams can be realized with proper planning, support and action!

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Meet the Executive Director and  Founder

Melrita M. Johnson, LCSW

Melrita is the driving force behind the REFORM, Inc. program. Melrita is a native of Forrest City, AR. Melrita attended Forrest City High School. While in high school, Melrita became a teenage mother at 16 and almost was retained in the 12th grade due to skipping school, however, Melrita graduated from FCHS in 1995 and enrolled in college at THE Fort Valley State University in Fort Valley, GA. While matriculating, Melrita was a member of the World Renown Blue Machine Marching Band and developed a love for Social Work. Transferring back to her home state of Arkansas, Melrita enrolled in East Arkansas Community College and transferred to Arkansas State University where she graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Social Work.

Learn More About Our Services

The Youth, Teen, and Young Adult Empowerment Summit 


aims to give youth and parents in conjunction with community partners across Arkansas the opportunity to reach beyond the breaking point and better their chances at reaching success by utilizing this program to begin their journey into a great beginning of the rest of their lives at becoming leaders.


REFORM, Inc. consists of an executive board and a youth advisory board. Male and female youths between the ages of 5 and 29 must complete an application process to participant in REFORM, Inc.'s programming and residential services. Upon acceptance, REFORM, Inc., will perform a needs assessment, to include various bio-psychosocial and youth assessment tools, to develop a holistic approach to assist the youth in succeeding. 


REFORM, Inc. will address youth

using this 10-step model:

Assessment of Needs


Goal Setting (Solution-Focuses)



 Regrouping when necessary


Adequate Supports


Self-Discipline Skills





Positive Experiences/Activities



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