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What would it take for Arkansas to be number one?

Every year, the Annie E. Casey Foundation releases the Kids Count Data Book, a comprehensive, 50-state look at child welfare. This year, Arkansas made gains in economic well-being, but we lost ground in health, becoming one of the bottom five states in that category. What would it take for Arkansas to climb all the way up […]

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Press Release: AACF Statement on Proposed Severence Tax Increase

Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families applauds Governor Beebe for his leadership on this important issue. A significant increase in Arkansas’s severance tax is long overdue and through the Governor’s proposal, will have a real impact on the economic well-being of Arkansas’s working families. At Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, our main priority is […]

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Press Release: Annual Report on Arkansas’s Child Welfare System Released

Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families (AACF) released its annual assessment of the Arkansas child welfare system today. The report titled, Children in Crisis, examines performance data from the Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to determine how well they are serving Arkansas’s children. Although the report shows some improvements, the overall findings are […]

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Press Release: A Long Road Ahead: An Update of the Arkansas Child Welfare System

Today, Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families (AACF) released an updated child welfare report examining performance data from the Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)/Child Welfare System. The report, “A Long Road Ahead: An Update on the Arkansas Child Welfare System,” details research on child safety indicators and performance measures related to family […]

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Press Release: Quality Pre-K Expansion in Arkansas: Lessons Learned

Today Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families (AACF) released an in-depth analysis of what occurred during the expansion process of the quality preschool program. The report “Quality Pre-K Expansion in Arkansas: Lessons Learned,” details the successes and challenges of expanding access to the Arkansas Better Chance for School Success programs for an additional 7,000 eligible […]

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Press Release: The 2005 State of Working Arkansas

A report released today by Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families (AACF) describes how Arkansas families are faring after the recession and subsequent economic recovery that have gripped the U.S. for the first half of the decade. The 2005 State of Working Arkansas analyzes these recent economic trends and details how Arkansas families are faring […]