Division of Children and Family Services Advocacy Council

About the Board

The DCFS Advocacy Council works to further the Division’s message and help provide a voice to the Division’s various initiatives, successes, and needs. Council members include representatives from the juvenile courts, juvenile justice, CASA, prosecuting attorney’s office, faith based communities, medical, behavioral /mental health, women and children’s health, law enforcement, higher education, K-12 education, the Commission on Child Abuse, Rape and Domestic Violence, Arkansas Advocates for Children and Family as well as foster care alumni, a foster parent, a biological parent, a current youth in care. 

DCFS provides the Advocacy Council with a wide array of information for the Advocacy to then consider, offer feedback, and/or disseminate among their peers. Examples include, but are not limited to:
Proposed policies
Demographics and statistics on children and families receiving services
Data on outcomes of services
CQI Committee reports, Risk Management reports, QA reports and other reports issued by or about DCFS
Plans and status reports on implementation of plans
Budgets
Information on allocation of staff and workloads
Information on services purchased

Meeting Minutes 

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