How a Federal Shutdown Impacts Kids and Families

On Monday, we saw the US Senate pass legislation to keep the federal government running for three more weeks. If passed by both bodies and signed by President Trump, the agreement would extend funding and allow further negotiations on issues… Read More

Take Me (and Oklahoma’ Children) Out to the Ball-Game

On January 31, the Bricktown Rotary will honor Clayton Kershaw of the LA Dodgers with their annual Warren Spahn award, named after an Oklahoman who was one of the all-time great Major League pitchers. The upcoming award ceremony got me thinking… Read More

Inter-tribal Task Force Tackles Policy Solutions

  On December 14th, the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy (OICA) hosted its first Indian Child Welfare Task Force meeting.  This gathering brought together inter-tribal and state agencies with a focus on respecting the government-to-government relationship the State of Oklahoma… Read More

La Fuerza de Tarea Inter-tribal se enfrenta a las Soluciones de Políticas

El 14 de diciembre, el Instituto de Defensa del Niño de Oklahoma (OICA) organizó su primera reunión del Grupo de Trabajo de Bienestar Infantil Indio. Esta reunión reunió agencias inter-tribales y estatales con un enfoque en respetar la relación de… Read More

A New Year’s Resolution

While the Legislature remains in a second Extraordinary Session on the Friday before Christmas, OICA has a simple New Year’s Resolution for lawmakers: fix the immediate problems with the state budget and lay out a long-term budget plan for next… Read More

Una resolución de año nuevo

Mientras que la Legislatura permanece en una segunda Sesión Extraordinaria el viernes antes de Navidad, OICA tiene una Resolución simple de Año Nuevo para los legisladores: arregle los problemas inmediatos con el presupuesto estatal y diseñe un plan presupuestario a… Read More

Generous Partners (and Santa!) Helping OICA Complete our Holiday Gift Drive

December is a busy and stressful time for Santa Claus, who as everyone knows is feverishly working on getting everything ready for his big day. This year OICA has been the lead partner for OK Foster Wishes, and we know… Read More

Generous Partners (y Santa!) Ayudando a OICA a completar nuestra campaña de regalos navideños

Diciembre es un momento agitado y estresante para Santa Claus, quien, como todos saben, está trabajando febrilmente para preparar todo para su gran día. Este año, OICA ha sido el socio principal de OK Foster Wishes, ¡y sabemos cómo se… Read More

A Children’s Agenda for the New Year

For those who are involved in politics and policy at the Oklahoma State Capitol, 2017 feels like the year that will never end. Special legislative sessions, elusive budget deals, and an early start to political campaigning have given this year… Read More