UFS’s goal is to provide the Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS) as well as the courts and the Division of Youth Services (DYS) with realistic alternatives to serving troubled children and youths. To achieve this mission UFS developed a Comprehensive Treatment Program (CTP). The CTP consists of five components that are community-oriented and include a holistic approach using prevention, intervention, diversion, treatment services, and sanction programs. The agency’s targeted service areas included:
11th East Judicial District – Arkansas County
11th West Judicial District – Jefferson and Lincoln Counties
6th Judicial District – Pulaski and Perry Counties
The Comprehensive Treatment Program achieves the following objectives:
Reduce contact of juveniles with the juvenile justice system and the Division of Children and Family Services.
Reduce out of home placement keeping youths in the least restricted environment.
Reduce commitment from targeted service area to the Division of Youth Services.
To reduce the recidivist rate of juveniles released from the Division of Youth Services.