The AOC Juvenile Division is involved in many projects relating to children and families. Ongoing projects include drafting rules, forms, and sample orders; providing continuing legal education opportunities, training and technical assistance; coordinating grants to improve court practices; and providing ongoing funding and support to local CASA volunteer programs and attorneys to represent the best interests of children in abuse and neglect cases.
The AOC 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 high priority within the Arkansas judicial system
- Provide leadership in bringing diverse groups together to better serve children and families that enter our court system