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.
About CJS
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.
CJS STAFF
John L. Furness, Executive Director
Janice K. Justice, Assistant Director
Odis L. Pilgrim, Aftercare Supervisor
Belinda Scott, Casework Supervisor
Russell Ray, Sanctions Supervisor
CJS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
479-785-4031 cjsdirector@sbcglobal.net
479-785-4031    justice@ipa.net         
479-785-4031 odis.pilgrim@dhs.arkansas.gov
479-474-5031 cjscaseworksuper@sbcglobal.net
479-474-5031                      russellray-cjs@sbcglobal.net
OFFICERS
Suzy Wilson, President
Telitha Hernandez, Vice President
Dr. Paul Kroutter, Secretary
George Willis, Treasurer
MEMBERS
Sebastian County
David Hudson, County Judge
Terresa Dewey
Kellie Gilkey
Chuck Girard
Linda Hamilton
Tony Harris
Crawford County
John Hall, County Judge
Sheryl Couch
Steve Davis
Brian Kirkendoll
Franklin County
Rickey Bowman, County Judge
Rex Anderson
Melissa Moore
Cheryl Warden
Scott County
James Forbes, County Judge
Larry Brigance
Polk County
Brandon Ellison, County Judge
Lamar Austin
Le-Ann Holmes
Logan County
Ray Gack, County Judge
Renee Foster
Boyd Hicks
Jim Richardson
CJS FOUNDATION 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
OFFICERS
Mike Stanton, President
Rex Anderson, Secretary/Treasurer
Nathan Hurst, Crawford County
MEMBERS
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.
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Robin Bowles, Scott County
Terriel McLaughlin, 
    Assistant Shelter Manager
479-667-2946 
ways-casework@centurytel.net
Clay Roper, Shelter Manager
479-667-2946
tcroper@cox.net
Regional Office
1606 South "J" Street
Fort Smith, AR  72901
Phone: 479-785-4031
Fax:  479-785-5354
E-Mail:  justice@ipa.net
            OR cjsdirector@sbcglobal.net
Crawford County Office
11 North 3rd Street
Van Buren, AR  72956
Phone: 479-474-5031
Fax: 479-474-8098

Polk/Montgomery Counties Offices
606 Pine Street
Mena, AR  71953
Phone:  479-394-5088
            479-243-0043
Fax:     479-394-5088
Logan County Office
Logan County Courthouse
Paris, AR  72855
Phone:  479-963-6420
Fax:  479-963-6420
Scott County Office
Scott County Courthouse
Waldron, AR  72958
Phone:  479-637-2545
Fax:  479-637-0108
Jean Jackson, Member at Large