Long Overdue: CHIP Agreement Reached

Today, the U.S. Senate voted to end the 114-day standoff on the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). This vote was long overdue. The authorization for CHIP expired on September 30, 2017, and the program stayed afloat through a series...

The Effect of Juvenile Justice Reform

A productive and efficient juvenile justice system creates a stronger workforce, reduces ongoing expenses related to incarceration, and helps kids avoid pitfalls that could keep them from achieving their potential. The juvenile justice system in Arkansas is in desperate need...

AACF Statement on Passage of Senate Tax Bill

Following Senate passage of the Republican tax bill, Rich Huddleston, Executive Director of Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, released the following statement: Both the Senate and House tax bills are costly new giveaways to the very wealthy and...

Happy 40th Birthday, AACF!

Today, Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families celebrates 40 years of working to improve the lives of Arkansas children and families. We were founded in 1977 by a group of prominent Arkansans who believed that children needed an “independent force...