Attorney General’s Office Holds Office Hours in All 75 Counties for Third Year in a Row
December 7, 2017
Staff met with nearly 1,000 Arkansans
SALEM – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced that her office has held office hours once again in 75 counties, marking the third consecutive year the office has reached this milestone.
“The mobile office initiative began as a way to reach consumers where they live,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “It is important that Arkansans know they do not have to drive to downtown Little Rock to file a consumer complaint or learn more about the diversity of services we provide. The expansion of the initiative to include prescription drug take backs and presentations on common scams and internet safety has made an impact protecting Arkansans statewide.”
In 2017, nearly 1,000 Arkansans have visited an Attorney General Mobile Office.
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 in May 2015 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 in 2015, Rutledge expanded the services offered at mobile offices to include Prescription Drug Take Back boxes. The office partners 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 nearly 200 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. Rutledge can also be found on Facebook at facebook.com/AGLeslieRutledge and on Twitter at twitter.com/AGRutledge.