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Freedom of Information (FOI)

Under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act, all public records shall be open to inspection and copying by any citizen of the State of Arkansas during the regular business hours of the custodian of the records.  DHS must make public records available upon request unless the records are in active use or storage, in which case, DHS must do so within 3 working days.  Disclosures are subject to various exemptions under federal and state law.  DHS.FOIA@dhs.arkansas.gov receives and responds to all Freedom of Information Act requests except media requests, which go to Director of Communications Amy Webb in the Director’s Office.  

For complete information see  DHS Policy 1053.

Records & Databases

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Listing and General Description of Computer Databases PDF

Informational & Statistical Reports

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DHS Legislative and Consumer Directory PDF
Arkansas Annual Synar Reports LINK
Annual Statistical Reports LINK

Arkansas Prevention Needs Assessment Student Survey Reports

Title Type
County Office Operational Report (COOR) LINK
Arkansas Medicaid Program Overview Booklet  PDF
Juvenile Justice Reform In Arkansas PDF
Olmstead Report    WEB

Program Policies

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Dept of Human Services Policies PDF

Program Plans

Title Type
SSBG Pre-expenditure Report PDF
Arkansas State Plan on Aging FY2008-2011 PDF

Arkansas Department
of Human Services
(501) 682-1001

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

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