BATESVILLE – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced that her office has achieved a new milestone by holding office hours in all 75 counties for the second consecutive year. Rutledge launched the mobile office initiative in May 2015.
“Arkansans should not have to travel to their capital city to receive the help they need,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “I launched this initiative to increase access to my office instead of only being available on the internet, on a phone call or at a meeting in Little Rock. I am a firm believer that Arkansans deserve to have a face-to-face conversation with their public servants to get assistance. My staff has done amazing work to assist individuals in all 75 counties again this year, and I appreciate their dedication to families across our State.”
In 2016, more than 900 Arkansans have visited an Attorney General Mobile Office.
These mobile offices provide a location to personally assist consumers in filing consumer complaints and answer questions about the full range of services provided by the Attorney General’s office.
Attorney General Rutledge created the mobile office initiative so that her office and staff would be accessible to everyone, not just those who call the capital city home. After the success of the initiative last year, Rutledge expanded the services offered at mobile offices to include Prescription Drug Take Back boxes. The office partnered with local law enforcement agencies across the State to handle a secure box and properly dispose of the prescriptions collected. Since the addition of this service, the boxes have allowed authorities to properly dispose of over 320 pounds of old or unused medications.
For more information about services provided by the Attorney General’s Office, visit ArkansasAG.gov or call (501) 682-2007.