To professionally serve the needs of western Arkansas youth and their families by providing community based intervention and advocacy services which will:
~ Reduce Family Conflict
~Promote Family Reunification
~ Prevent Juvenile Delinquency
~ Prevent Youth's Entry or Further Advancement into the Juvenile Justice System

Redirecting the lives of youth and families, empowering youth to become successful and productive adults.
Our Mission
Serving youth and families in Sebastian, Crawford, Logan, Polk, Montgomery, Scott and Franklin Counties in Western Arkansas since 1977.
Comprehensive Juvenile Services, Inc.
1606 South "J" Street   Fort Smith, Arkansas  72901   Phone 479-785-4031  Fax 479-785-5354

Janice K. Justice - Executive Director
For more information regarding local, statewide, or national youth services, please visit these sites:
About Us
Youth Shelter
Support Groups/Classes
Strengthening Families

If you need a safe place to go, call our 24-hour toll-free shelter number, 1-800-508-2946, or click here National Runaway Safeline  or on the logo below for help in locating a safe place to stay in your area - and someone who will listen.
Comprehensive Juvenile Services provides employment and services to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity, marital status, family/parental status, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or a part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program.
If you know a youth who is experiencing problems within the home, school or community, please contact the CJS office in your county.  All CJS offices are listed on the 'About Us' page.
If you are a teenager in need of assistance with problems in your life - or you just need to talk to someone - please call CJS at the Fort Smith office at 479-785-4031, or the local office in your community, listed on the 'About Us' page.  We want to help.
Changing Lives Every Day
Invest in the Future Today
Paving a Path to Bright Futures
A HUGE THANK YOU to the Windgate Foundation for their very generous $544,426.00 Challenge Grant.  Once the challenge is met through matching donations, we will be able to make the dream of relocating the Clay Roper Western Arkansas Youth Shelter to our new location in Mulberry happen! 
Your donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Windgate Foundation.
Every dollar raised counts toward the match!
We invite you to be a part of paving the path to a brighter future for youth by participating in our brick paving project.  A section of the walk leading to the new shelter building will be paved with personalized bricks bearing the names of donors or their loved ones who have chosen to leave a lasting legacy of their commitment to the futures of youth.
Complete the form to reserve your brick and email to, or mail to CJS, 1606 South J Street, Fort Smith, AR  72901.  Select the 'Donate' button to pay by credit card, or mail your check to: CJS, 1606 South J Street, Fort Smith, AR  72901.
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