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What do #ARKidsNeed from 0-8? You tell us!

Today, we’re releasing a report that talks about what our children really need from birth to eight-years-old. Of course, kids need lots of things including access to health care, nurturing environments, and economically secure households. Check out the report for...

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Too many foster children on the move

Too many children in Arkansas’s child welfare system experience multiple placements, moving from one place to another, whether it is a family foster home or a residential facility. This is known as placement instability and it takes a toll...

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AACF Weekly Legislative Update Vol. 8

Despite another week of snow and ice, it was an eventful week at the Capitol. With Monday’s filing deadline for non-appropriation bills fast approaching, a number of bills are being filed that we are reviewing. HEALTH: The effort to allow...

Reducing youth incarceration in Arkansas

In April 2014, when Desha County Sheriff Jim Snyder read a newspaper article about AACF’s report “Why Detention is Not Always the Answer”, he called to let us know this was something he knew about first hand. As a...