I’m Just a Bill

Do you remember those Reader’s Digest articles with lists of strange laws in America? There were things like, “it’s illegal to walk an alligator down the street in Florida”, or “you can’t walk backwards while eating a hamburger in Oklahoma”, etc…?  This is going to...

A Brighter Future for Every Oklahoma Child

In January of 1978, the Terry D. v. Rader lawsuit was filed in Federal Court in Oklahoma City. The suit alleged abusive practices, unconstitutional use of isolation and restraints, the absence of adequately trained staff, and the mixing of offenders with non-offenders...

PR: Youth Justice Leadership Institute Seeking Applicants

For Immediate Release March 3, 2017 Media Contact: Joe Dorman; jdorman@oica.org or 405-892-9205 Youth Justice Leadership Institute Seeking Applicants OKLAHOMA CITY – A national partner of the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy (OICA) is now accepting applications...

Oklahoma’s Budget Crisis Requires New Revenue

In the last several weeks, a lot of eyes have been focused on Oklahoma’s $900 million budget shortfall and the effect it may have on our state. We have heard a lot of talk about revolving funds, off-the-top spending, structural imbalances and dozens of other terms...

Rallying for Criminal Justice

1 in 10 children in Oklahoma (that’s 96,000 kids!) have at one point in their life experienced a parent incarcerated. Last November, Oklahoma took a bold step in passing State Questions 780 and 781, reclassifying some drug possession crimes as misdemeanors rather than...

PR: Foster Care Reform and Improvement Bill Advances

For Immediate Release February 20, 2017 Media Contact: Joe Dorman; jdorman@oica.org or 405-892-9205 Foster Care Reform and Improvement Bill Advances OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy (OICA) today thanked lawmakers for advancing a bill to help...
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