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 for such problems as family difficulties, problems in school, truancy, runaways, and delinquency. Referrals come from the court system, law enforcement agencies, school personnel, churches, family members, or the youth themselves.
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.
CJS Welcomes New Board Members
We at CJS appreciate the voluntary service of our Board of Directors. The CJS Board is made up of many area professionals from all walks of life. These community leaders give of their time and energy to serve on the CJS Board as well as many other worthwhile community projects, and their selfless leadership is very much appreciated at CJS.
The new members joining the CJS Board of Directors in 2014 include:
Larry Brigance, Scott County
Telitha Hernandez, Crawford County
George Willis, Sebastian County
Suzy Wilson, Sebastian County
And joining the CJS Foundation Board of Directors in 2014:
Nathan Hurst, Crawford County
A BIG welcome to our new members, and a BIG Thank You to all CJS Board members! We look forward to a productive 2014.
For a complete list of Board Members, go to 'About Us' page.