Since the sheriffs of Arkansas founded the Youth Ranches in 1976, it has been home to more than 2,050 boys and girls from every corner of the state. Children come to the ranch through no fault of their own; many have been abandoned, abused or neglected. At the ranch, children find hope and healing. Boys and girls live in large family homes with loving houseparents who raise them like their own. Every child receives proper health care and educational opportunities. Children also have an opportunity to gain real-life experience and work with many animals through the ranch’s educational farm program.


The 23rd Annual Arkansas Children’s Award Dinner benefiting the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches will honor Dorothy Morris. Join ranch supporters in honoring Dorothy for her life’s work supporting Arkansas children. The dinner will be held Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Little Rock. For more information about how you can support the ranch or to purchase tickets to the dinner, visit YouthRanches.com or call Matthew Cleveland at 501.940.3440.


Raising a child is an expensive undertaking, especially when you raise as many as the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches does!

  • A one-time gift of $285 can outfit a child with everything they need for one school year.
  • A gift of $750 can feed one cottage of eight ranchers for one month.
  • A monthly gift of just $25 can provide new shoes for up to six ranch boys and girls.


Contributions: 94%
State Foster Care Reimbursement: 5%
Earned Revenue: 1%

Established: 1976

Employees: 25

Service Area: Arkansas

Nancy Bradley Fulton


Cathy McGlothin, President
Sheriff Shawn Stephens, First Vice President
Zac Bradley, Second Vice President
Brent Stevenson, Secretary/Treasurer

Micah Beard
Scott Bradley
Sheriff Ron Brown
Sheriff Mike Cash
Ray Dillon
Sam Fiser
Sheriff Robert Gentry
Greg Hatcher
Eme Hopson
Julie Hinkle
Sheriff Doc Holladay
Tom Nisbett
Sheriff Phil Reynolds
Sheriff James Singleton
James Smith
Sheriff John Staley
Larry Stone
Phyllis Worley
Sheriff Rodney Wright
Roger Wright

100 Saint Vincent Place
Batesville, AR 72501


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