The holidays are often a time to rejoice, but some do not share the joyful feelings of the season. The shorter days of winter can bring a gloomy mood and the hype of the holidays can set unrealistic expectations, especially… Read More
The battle to improve the circumstances of Oklahoma’s children is largely fought in the Legislature, where lawmakers will appropriate funds and create policies which impact education, health, foster care and other areas that directly effect kids. Regardless of one’s political… Read More
I had the pleasure recently of serving on a panel with Rep. George Young, D-Oklahoma City. Our topic was how Oklahoma got in the shape it’s in, regarding the youngest Oklahomans – our children — and their future. The… Read More
I look forward to the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month each year as a time to celebrate our freedoms and thank those who served in our military. This year, I had the great pleasure of… Read More
Office of Juvenile Affairs Director Steve Buck addresses the KIDS COUNT Conference participants This past week, the OK KIDS COUNT Conference saw more than 250 advocates come together to discuss issues impacting the children of Oklahoma. We were fortunate… Read More
With Halloween approaching, everyone has to be on the watch for ghouls and goblins. That does not mean to be fearful, but to be careful as children are out collecting bags full of treats. Our friends at the American Academy… Read More
It is far nicer to be able to brag about successes in our state than to explain why other areas rank near the bottom. I luckily found myself in this position recently. The mayor of New York City, Bill de… Read More
To download pdf click the following Education 2016. For the full 2016 Legislative Report click here.
To download pdf click the following Mental Health 2016. For the full 2016 Legislation Report click here.
To download the pdf click the following Foster Care 2016. For the full 2016 Legislation Report click here.