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Amanda Claire Curcio

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Youth justice on right path, Arkansas governor says

updated: 03/14/2018 10:13 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas' juvenile-justice system needs an overhaul, and progress is underway, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Tuesday.

Juvenile justice overhaul in Arkansas a work in progress

updated: 03/12/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

Arkansas' patchwork juvenile probation system needs an overhaul to treat children in the system more equitably, says a group of judges and youth advocates.

State to test youth-offender project targeting mental health, recidivism

posted: 03/07/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas is a test site for a national pilot project aimed at helping children overcome barriers they face after getting out of jail.

Suit alleges rights violations in Arkansas Department of Human Services custody cases

posted: 03/06/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 7

Two state caseworkers routinely took children away from their parents and violated families' civil rights for years, a federal lawsuit says.

Probation in Arkansas often hurts kids instead of helping them

posted: 03/04/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Children entrenched in Arkansas' juvenile probation system often find themselves without needed help because of overworked officers and judges who won't change the way they handle cases.

Arkansas schools accused of using youth court as discipline

posted: 03/04/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

In southeast Arkansas, school officials threatened to withdraw money for juvenile probation officers’ salaries as leverage for desired outcomes in juvenile court cases, a report found.

SE corner of state at a loss, with little to offer at-risk kids

updated: 03/04/2018 3:23 a.m. Discuss

EUDORA -- No one in power cares what happens to kids in Eudora.

Arkansas day care's billing of Medicaid reviewed

posted: 02/21/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A Hot Springs child day care provider is at the center of a state-led investigation after the day care's therapy director accused a top employee of insurance fraud.

Arkansas youth lockups' woes downplayed; problems cited by activists fixed or exaggerated, state says

posted: 01/31/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

State officials say a watchdog group's concerns about deteriorated conditions at two youth lockups have been mostly addressed or were exaggerated in the first place.

Four teens escape state lockups

posted: 01/28/2018 1:02 a.m. Discuss

In two separate escapes over the past week, four Arkansas teenagers ran away from the state-run youth lockups where they were being held, with one still at large as of Friday night.






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