Community Service Youth Foundation honors judge at event

CONWAY — Community Service Youth Foundation will host Bourbon, Blues and BBQ on Thursday, Oct. 19 at the Stables at Cherokee Creek. The inaugural event, presented by Centennial Bank, will honor Judge Troy Braswell.

Judge Troy Braswell

The event includes BBQ from Whole Hog Café, live music performed by Brick Fields and drinks from The Southern Sippery Mobile Bar, including a signature cocktail featuring Rock Town Bourbon. A VIP ticket is $100 and includes a bourbon tasting that will start at 5 p.m. General admission tickets are $50, and ticketholders can enter at 6 p.m. The program will kick off at 7 p.m. and there will be a Silent Auction.

“We are extremely pleased to recognize Judge Braswell for his work helping youth and families succeed,” said Dr. Susan Okroglic, president and CEO of Community Service, Inc. “He is a strong advocate for the use of validated assessment tools to ensure smarter sentencing of juveniles.”

Proceeds from the event will support Community Service, Inc. programs such as juvenile justice initiatives to reduce repeat offenses, mental health treatment, therapeutic foster care, First Tee Character Development, substance abuse treatment and day treatment services. 

“Our programs and services help to address issues facing at-risk youth,” said Jamie Higgins, director of development for Community Service Youth Foundation. “Fundraisers like this are a vital part of being able to serve the youth of Faulkner County and empower youth and their families to attain success in their homes, schools, vocations and communities.”

Braswell has served as the Second Division Circuit Court Judge for the 20th Judicial District for seven years and currently serves as chair of the Juvenile Judges Association, is a member of the Supreme Court Commission on Youth and Families, and the Arkansas Specialty Court Committee.  He is the former chair of the Arkansas Youth Justice Reform Board.

For more information about services or to purchase tickets, visit  or call 501.327.9788.