Comprehensive Juvenile Services, Inc.
1606 South "J" Street Fort Smith, AR 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.
Comprehensive Juvenile Services, Inc. was incorporated in 1976 as a private, non-profit community based youth services agency, dedicated to providing needed services to youth age 8 through 17, and their families in western Arkansas.
CJS serves 1,000 youth each year in Sebastian, Crawford, Franklin, Logan, Scott, Polk and Montgomery counties.
Governed by a 25-member Board of Directors, CJS enjoys the support and professional guidance of community leaders, including representatives from the legal profession, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, private business and elected officials.
CJS is funded through many sources, including State contracts with the Department of Human Services/Division of Youth Services, Federal grants, local appropriations, and gifts and donations from private and public individuals and organizations. Support from local charities and individuals is an important part of the overall agency effort.
CJS policies and procedures conform to all applicable State and Federal guidelines as a non-profit agency. CJS is licensed by the Arkansas Department of Human Services/Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education as a licensed Child Placement Agency and as a licensed Residential Child Care Facility.
John L. Furness, Executive Director
Janice K. Justice, Assistant Director
Odis L. Pilgrim, Aftercare Supervisor
Belinda Scott, Casework Supervisor
Russell Ray, Sanctions Supervisor
Telitha Hernandez, Vice President
Dr. Paul Kroutter, Secretary
David Hudson, County Judge
John Hall, County Judge
Rickey Bowman, County Judge
James Forbes, County Judge
Brandon Ellison, County Judge
Ray Gack, County Judge
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Rex Anderson, Secretary/Treasurer
Nathan Hurst, Crawford County
Jim Richardson, Logan County
Matt Ketcham, Vice President
Comprehensive Juvenile Services provides services throughout western Arkansas without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetic information.
Robin Bowles, Scott County
Assistant Shelter Manager
Clay Roper, Shelter Manager
1606 South "J" Street
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Crawford County Office
11 North 3rd Street
Van Buren, AR 72956
Polk/Montgomery Counties Offices
606 Pine Street
Mena, AR 71953
Logan County Office
Logan County Courthouse
Paris, AR 72855
Scott County Office
Scott County Courthouse
Waldron, AR 72958
Jean Jackson, Member at Large