Comprehensive Juvenile Services, Inc. is committed to redirecting the lives of youth and families of Western Arkansas. It is the mission and goal of the organization to professionally serve the needs of troubled youth and their families in the community and in the least restrictive environment by providing a variety of services that will:
~ Promote Family Reunification
~ Reduce Family Conflict
~ Prevent Juvenile Delinquency
~ Prevent Youth's Entry or Further Advancement into the Juvenile Justice System
Comprehensive Juvenile Services, Inc.
1606 South "J" Street Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901 Phone 479-785-4031 Fax 479-785-5354
John L. Furness Executive Director
Serving youth and families in Sebastian, Crawford, Logan, Polk, Montgomery, Scott and Franklin Counties in Western Arkansas since 1977.
Youth from all walks of life and family backgrounds receive services to help with such problems as family difficulties, problems in school, truancy, runaways, and delinquency. Referrals come from the juvenile court system, law enforcement agencies, school personnel, churches, family members, or the youth themselves.
For more information regarding youth services in Arkansas as well as in the nation, please visit these sites:
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 Contact Us page. If you are a young person in need of assistance with problems in your life, or you just need to talk to someone, please call CJS at the Regional Office at 479-785-4031, or the local office in your community, listed on the Contact Us page. We want to help.
If you are interested in making a difference in the life of a youth who is struggling to find his way, we would like to hear from you about mentoring.
Just a few hours spent with a child each week WILL make a difference.
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 at the right for help in locating a safe place to stay and someone who will listen.
Watch for our Changing Lives containers in area businesses,
where your small change can make a big difference.
See 'Youth Shelter' page for more information.