To professionally serve the needs of western Arkansas youth and their families by providing community based intervention and advocacy services which will:
~ Reduce Family Conflict
~Promote Family Reunification
~ Prevent Juvenile Delinquency
~ Prevent Youth's Entry or Further Advancement into the Juvenile Justice System
Redirecting the lives of youth and families, empowering youth to become successful and productive adults.
Serving youth and families in Sebastian, Crawford, Logan, Polk, Montgomery, Scott and Franklin Counties in Western Arkansas since 1977.
CJS serves youth from all walks of life and family backgrounds experiencing such issues 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.
Comprehensive Juvenile Services, Inc.
1606 South "J" Street Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901 Phone 479-785-4031 Fax 479-785-5354
Janice K. Justice - Executive Director
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.
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.
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Proposed New Shelter
CJS was recently blessed with the donation of an 8,625 square foot building and 1.07 acres of land in the community of Mulberry, Arkansas. The intended use of the building is to convert it into our emergency youth shelter to house 16 male and female at-risk adolescent youth. The building formerly housed the Dollar General retail store, and has been donated by the Palmer family, Jeff Palmer, Janet Seaton, Josh Palmer, and Shanna Palmer, of the PSA Land Company LLC.
Your donations are needed to help us realize our dream of a new shelter in Mulberry!