Child poverty in Arkansas held steady at an unacceptable rate of about 22%, one of the highest rates in the nation.
65% of Arkansas's rural kids have health insurance through Medicaid and ARKids First.
We all want to live in a state with great schools, well-maintained infrastructure, thriving communities, and strong families. But Arkansas’s Governor and many legislative leaders have expressed their support for sharply cutting – or even eliminating – our personal...
A legislative effort to change child labor laws would make it easier for businesses to hire children under 16 without their parents’ permission.
We must ensure that all children have the opportunities and resources they need to reach their full potential, a mission that we have long worked toward through public policy reform.
As we enter a time of transition for Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, the staff would like to express our deepest gratitude to our supporters, donors, fellow advocates, and outgoing Executive Director Rich Huddleston. Rich leaves us with...
Overall, we’re relieved to see that some key provisions will make life measurably better for Arkansas’s children.
Though we’ve seen the rate drop over time, Arkansas has had the nation’s highest teen birth rate every year since 2013.
During the first half of this year, applicants waited an average of 70 days to have their applications approved.
This should be a time that people of all political backgrounds can agree that the well-being of mothers and children should be the top priority in our public policy.