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
Our Mission
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:
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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.
Mentors Needed!
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. 
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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 and someone who will listen.
River Valley Reckoning posing for a group picture before getting down to business.
Volunteers Courtney Freeman of Arvest Bank and CJS Logan County Caseworker Sally Davis awaiting instructions on filling all those backpacks.
RVR team members working hard to fill the backpacks.
Getting those backpacks stuffed with school supplies.
Hygiene items and other necessities were included to help the kids get off to a good start this school year.
RVR team members, including Blake Scott (right), son of project coordinator and CJS Casework Supervisor Belinda Scott, hard at work filling the backpacks.
CJS Executive Director John Furness showing off some of his hard work!
Over 100 backpacks were filled with school supplies and hygiene items and distributed to CJS youth in six counties.
River Valley Reckoning team members making it look easy as they haul those filled backpacks to the storeroom.
THANK YOU RIVER VALLEY RECKONING, WINDGATE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION AND COURTNEY FREEMAN OF ARVEST BANK!!
BIG Thank You to the River Valley Reckoning, the River Valley's semi-pro adult football team, and to Courtney Freeman of Arvest Bank, for volunteering their time to fill backpacks with school supplies and other items to give CJS youth a head start in school this year.

Backpacks, school clothes and school supplies were generously furnished through funds donated by the Windgate Charitable Foundation of Siloam Springs
HUGE Thank You to the Windgate Foundation for making it possible for CJS to help our clients in ways we never dreamed possible!
Fill the Filing Cabinet Project
Funding Provided by Windgate Charitable Foundation.
Please join us as we celebrate 
the 
30th Anniversary 
of the 
Western Arkansas Youth Shelter 
with an 
Open House
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
116 Highway 96 West
Cecil, Arkansas
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