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AACF Statement on COVID-19 Summer 2021 Surge

Arkansas is facing a health care crisis impacting the health and safety of our families and children, our schools, our health care system and health care workforce, and our economy. With the progression of COVID-19 variants and Arkansas’s low...

Kids At The Capitol: 2021 Legislative Summary

More than a thousand bills were passed during the 2021 General Assembly. Do you know how they will impact kids? From positive changes for immigrant families in Arkansas to increasing teachers’ salaries, and to defending the state’s Medicaid expansion program,...

Major Juvenile Justice Reform Signed into Law

Today was the bill signing ceremony for SB152 (now Act 189), landmark legislation that will begin the process of reforming the Arkansas juvenile justice system. The lead sponsors on the legislation were Senator Missy Irvin and Representative Charlene Fite....