Links to State and Tribal Child Welfare Law and Policy - Arkansas

Date: May 2021

Statutes

Website for Statutes:

http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/arcode/Default.asp 

Citations:

  • Adoption: title 9, subtitle 2, chapter 9
  • Child protection: title 12, subtitle 2, chapters 18, 19
  • Child welfare: title 9, subtitle 2, chapter 16; subtitle 3, chapters 27-29, 32, 34
  • Guardianship: title 9, subtitle 2, chapter 8, subchapter 2
  • Youth services: title 9, subtitle 3, chapter 31
  • Indian child welfare: § 9-19-104

Regulation/Policy

Website for Administrative Code:

http://www.sos.arkansas.gov/rules_and_regs/index.php/rules/search/new

Notes:

See Department of Human Services, Children and Family Services.

Website for Agency Policies:

https://humanservices.arkansas.gov/wp-content/uploads/Master_DCFS_Policy.pdf

Other Resources

Arkansas Circuit Judges Bench Book - Juvenile

Arkansas Court Rules