Meet the Division of Children & Family Services Director
Mischa Martin serves as the Director of the Division of Children and Family Services. In this role, she is responsible for the safety of children and youth in Arkansas, child abuse and neglect prevention, foster care, and adoption programs. Mischa earned a Juris Doctorate from the William H. Bowen School of Law and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. In 2008, she joined DHS, and represented the Department in dependency neglect cases, adult maltreatment cases, and central registry administrative hearings. In 2015, she was named Deputy Counsel, where she managed the attorneys who represent DCFS, Arkansas State Police Crimes Against Children Division, and Adult Protective Services. She then served as the assistant director of compliance and monitoring for the DHS Division of Developmental Disabilities Services. In 2016, Mischa transitioned to DCFS where she has a passion for serving children and families.