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Arkansas Sheriffs' Youth Ranches, Inc
100 St. Vincent Pl.
PO Box 3964
Batesville, AR 72503
870-793-6841
Fax: 870-793-9012
nweaver@youthranches.com

CASA of the 16th Judicial District is a non-profit organization, which advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children within the court system. Based on the belief that children are entitled to a safe and permanent home, CASA works in the court system through trained volunteers, in collaboration with key agencies, legal counsel and community resources to serve as the child's advocates and represent the child in juvenile court.
We provide screened, trained and supervised volunteers who speak up for the needs of children, one child at a time. CASA volunteers, each as an independent voice, advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children involved in juvenile court deprivation proceedings.
Five children in the United States die from abuse or neglect EACH DAY. Our advocates are appointed by a juvenile judge to ensure that the neglect that has been inflicted on them by their caregivers does not continue at the hands of the system that is set up to protect them.
We serve children in Cleburne, Independence, Stone, Izard and Fulton Counties.  There are over 400 children taken into care each year in these counties.
We are in need of volunteer child advocates and board members to reach our goal of serving every child in our district.  Please contact us to volunteer.

Regional child care resource and referral agency. We assist parents in finding child care. We also give technical assistance and training for child care providers.

Mission: To empower, protect, and heal victims of child abuse. 


The Children's Advocacy Center of Independence County is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that was established in 2017 and began serving children in November 2018. The center is the 17th CAC in the state of Arkansas and provides coverage for Independence, Izard, Stone, Sharp, and Fulton counties. 


Child Advocacy Centers were formed to decrease trauma in child abuse victims and increase prosecution success. Through a multidisciplinary team approach, all agencies involved in the case can work together to provide the child and family with a more child centered approach to cases. 


Any child abuse allegation that is called into the Arkansas Child Abuse Hotline or local law enforcement can be brought to the CAC, so the staff can provide services alongside the investigative agency. 


The agency is funded through community support, grants, and foundation support. All services are free to children and families. 




Provide a full range of supportive services for all victims of domestic violence and sexual assault including but not limited to: 24 hour hotline and crisis intervention, emergency shelter, emergency room advocacy, order of protection assistance, court advocacy, domestic violence and sexual assault support groups, individual and couples domestic violence and anger management classes.

ALL services are free and confidentual for women and men.


Thrift store, donation center, and career services (resume prep. career-readiness training, etc.) Goodwill works to enhance the dignity and quality of life of individuals and families by strengthening communities, eliminating barriers to opportunity, and helping people in need reach their full potential through learning and the power of work.   Goodwill 101 is offered every Wednesday beginning at 10 to 11:30.  This program offers an overview of all the different programs and services offered that can assist you with education, training, and employment opprotunites.

Grandhands strives to lessen burdens placed on grandparents in Independence County, AR who are raising their grandchildren. We provide financial assistance to help cover part of or all of the fees related to educational activities for children in their care. Our purpose is to allow the grandchildren the opportunity to engage in educational experiences and an opportunity for them to develop interpersonal skills.

Mission to rescue and provide a safe shelter for abandoned, abused, homeless and unwanted dogs and cats within the county; and secure loving, stable homes for them. A community goal is to reduce the unwanted pet population by encouraging the spaying/neutering of all dogs and cats through education and awareness.

The Independence County Library provides books, e-books, audio books, and DVD's.  We also provide public computers, copy services, interlibrary loans and programs.

March of Dimes
361 Southwest Drive #329
Jonesboro, AR 72401
870-932-0300
Fax: 870-972-6116
rguerin@marchofdimes.org

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