ARCCC was created as a way for the Department of Human Service/Division of Children and Family Services (DHS/DCFS) to create connections and build community partnerships in the very communities in which children and youth are removed. ARCCC will provide education in efforts to recruit and retain Reunification Partners willing to work with birth families when appropriate and support Reunification.

ARCCC needs Reunification Partners to:

  • Show that you CARE about children and families in Arkansas
  • Show that you COMMIT to providing temporary care for children and youth
  • Show that you will keep children and youth CONNECTED to their families while they remedy safety issues for the children's safe return

 

To Learn More About ARCC, contact the local Community Engagement Specialist in your area:

Area 1 Rick Pippin (479) 225-5215
Area 2 John Anderson (479) 629-7898
Area 3 Andrea Lowery (501) 3212583
Area 4 Maegan Gentry (870) 571-3976
Area 5 Lorrie Ellis (479) 857-8326
Area 6 Michelle Hood (501) 297-4225
Area 7 Vacant (501) 812-9071
Area 8 Vancant 501) 812-9071
Area 9 Lisa Turner (870) 301-9056
Area 10 Doris Clark (870) 261-6644

 

 

 

Call 1-800-482-5964 to report Child Abuse

Do not use this site to report child abuse.

Division of Children & Families

616 Garrison Avenue

Fort Smith, AR 72901

Phone: 479-629-7898

Fax: 479-782-6861

Email: john.anderson@dhs.arkansas.gov

This Diligent Recruitment project/program is funded by the Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, under a Cooperative Agreement, Grant Number 90CO1108-02-00. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Children’s Bureau, Administration of Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.