Arkansas Juvenile Division of the Courts

Arkansas Juvenile Division of the Courts      


The Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) - Juvenile Division programs focus primarily on providing quality representation for children and parents involved in dependency-neglect cases and projects relating to children and families. 

This division is responsible for projects that include drafting rules, forms, and sample orders; providing continuing legal education (CLE) opportunities, training, and technical assistance; coordinating grants to improve court practices; and providing ongoing funding and support to local CASA volunteer programs. 

The Juvenile Division also provides judges and their staff resources on best practices and training on juvenile justice issues.


The Juvenile Division strives to:
  • Encourage judicial best practices;
  • Provide the Juvenile Division of Circuit Court with resources to better serve the children and families who appear before the court;
  • Ensure that the well-being of children, youth and families is a top priority within the Arkansas judicial system; and
  • Provide leadership in bringing diverse groups together to better serve children and families that enter our court system.


If you suspect that a child has been abused or neglected, please call
Child Abuse Hotline

For more information about child abuse and neglect,
including FAQ, warning signs and mandated
reporters, please visit the website below.