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 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 Locations 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 Locations page. We want to help.
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.
Help us raise money to build the new Western Arkansas Youth Shelter at Chaffee Crossing!
Challenge a business or school to join the Change 4 Change project. For the month of November, empty your pockets or purse of loose change every Friday, and collect it for the project. The business or school who collects the most money wins a prize.
Click here for more information, or call us at 479-785-4031 if you'd like to help. Please help us by giving your Change 4 Change for the future of area youth and families.
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.