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High Concern Advisory for:
South Arkansas Youth Services Inc.

On July 19, 2018, Arkansas Online reported on the charges of improper conduct taking place at South Arkansas Youth Services Inc. in an article titled, "Former director of South Arkansas Youth Services pleads guilty to conspiracy charge in corruption probe." For this reason, we have issued a High Concern CN Advisory on South Arkansas Youth Services Inc.. For more information regarding the charges reported, please see the Arkansas Online article.

  • On August 3, 2018, The Nonprofit Quarterly published an article titled, "Bankrupt Nonprofit: A Nest of Nepotism." For more information, please see The Nonprofit Quarterly article.

  • On September 7, 2018, The Magnolia Banner-News published an article titled, "Ex-SAYS employees plead guilty to theft of agency funds, property." For more information, please see The Magnolia Banner-News article.

  • On February 27, 2020, The Texarkana Gazette published an article titled, "Ex-nonprofit chief sentenced to 2 years in corruption case." For more information, please see The Texarkana Gazette article.

  • On May 3, 2021, Arkansas Business published an article titled, "South Arkansas Youth Services Board Was Negligent, Trustee Says." For more information, please see the Arkansas Business article.

The concerns raised about illegal activity, improper conduct, or organizational mismanagement are serious both in nature and scope and have thus warranted this CN Advisory. We have published this advisory to provide donors with content that they may find useful when making their giving decisions. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors of sources used for the reported information, and not those of Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is not responsible for the nature or content of the information presented through such external sources and websites. For more information on how or when we decide to publish a CN Advisory, please review our methodology.

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