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 local, statewide, or national youth services, please visit these sites:
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.
Issues Challenge Grant for New Western Arkansas Youth Shelter at Chaffee Crossing
Windgate Charitable Foundation
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.
CJS is mourning the loss of our beloved Hispanic Active Parenting Instructor, Ms. Orfelinda Lozano Bonilla, whose life was tragically cut short last week.
Ms. Orfelinda Lozano Bonilla was more than just an immigrant from Mexico who worked hard to obtain her legal U.S. citizenship – she was a helper, friend and confidant to the Hispanic community of Fort Smith and Van Buren, and she will be truly missed. Read More...