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Division of Children and Family Services

Overview

The Division of Children and Family Services is responsible for safety of children and youth in Arkansas. DCFS is responsible for child abuse and neglect prevention, protective, foster care, and adoptive programs. 

Mission Statement

Our mission is to keep children safe and help families. DCFS will respectfully engage families and youth and use community-based services and supports to assist parents in successfully caring for their children. We will focus on the safety, permanency and well-being for all children and youth.

Oversight

Division of Children and Family Services Advisory Council

Programs and Services

Below are the current programs and services offered by the Division of Children and Family Services. Click the name for a link to additional information.  

Programs

Services

Area Directors

Area Directors

 

Contact Information

Office Address Phone Email
Division of Children and Family Services

P.O. Box 1437, Slot S560
Little Rock, AR 72203-1437

501-682-8770
TDD: 501-682-1442
Fax: 501-682-6968

Staff

Name Title Phone Email
Mischa Martin DCFS Director

501-396-6483

Email
Beki Dunagan Deputy Director

501-682-8432

Email
Diane Smithson Assistant Director, Office Finance and Administration

501-320-6068

Email
Anne Wells Assistant Director, Mental Health Services

501-682-8771

Email
Christin Harper Assistant Director, Infrastructure & Specialized Programs

501-682-8541

Email
Leslie Sebren Assistant Director, Prevention and Reunification

501-682-6659

Email
Megon Bush Assistant Director, Placement Supports and Community Outreach

501-682-8433

Email
Angela Newcomb Assistant Director, Community Services

501-320-3923

Email
Staci Miller Administrative Assistant to DCFS Director

501-396-6483

Email

Arkansas Department
of Human Services
(501) 682-1001

TTY: 1-800-285-1131 or dial 711 for Arkansas Relay Service

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