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More services, fewer jailings seen as an end goal for state
Arkansas' juvenile-justice system needs an overhaul, and progress is underway, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Tuesday.
Arkansas' patchwork juvenile probation system needs an overhaul to treat children in the system more equitably, says a group of judges and youth advocates.
Arkansas is a test site for a national pilot project aimed at helping children overcome barriers they face after getting out of jail.
Two state caseworkers routinely took children away from their parents and violated families' civil rights for years, a federal lawsuit says.
Patchwork system ineffective, rife with disparities
Children entrenched in Arkansas' juvenile probation system often find themselves without needed help because of overworked officers and judges who won't change the way they handle cases.
In southeast Arkansas, school officials threatened to withdraw money for juvenile probation officers’ salaries as leverage for desired outcomes in juvenile court cases, a report found.
In poor, transportation-isolated area, probation alternatives few, far away
EUDORA -- No one in power cares what happens to kids in Eudora.
A Hot Springs child day care provider is at the center of a state-led investigation after the day care's therapy director accused a top employee of insurance fraud.
Arkansas youth lockups' woes downplayed; problems cited by activists fixed or exaggerated, state says
State officials say a watchdog group's concerns about deteriorated conditions at two youth lockups have been mostly addressed or were exaggerated in the first place.
In two separate escapes over the past week, four Arkansas teenagers ran away from the state-run youth lockups where they were being held, with one still at large as of Friday night.