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 1Rick Pippin(479) 225-5215
Area 2John Anderson(479) 629-7898
Area 3Andrea Lowery(501) 3212583
Area 4Maegan Gentry(870) 571-3976
Area 5Lorrie Ellis(479) 857-8326
Area 6Michelle Hood(501) 297-4225
Area 7Vacant(501) 812-9071
Area 8Vancant501) 812-9071
Area 9Lisa Turner(870) 301-9056
Area 10Doris 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


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.