Juvenile Justice in Arkansas: A Long Road to a Promising Future

An Analysis of Juvenile Justice in Arkansas

For decades Arkansas has struggled to effectively address the needs of juvenile offenders. Now, with significant decreases in juvenile arrests and commitments to the DHS Division of Youth Services, Arkansas can concentrate on the underlying problems that bring youth into our juvenile justice system.  There are proven methods to effectively attend to the needs of these youth and a promising effort by key stakeholders to bring real change.