The Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy takes the role of championing causes for kids very seriously. OICA has worked at the state capitol and around Oklahoma for 34 years to see better opportunities, primarily for at-risk kids. While we will… 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
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
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
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Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy 2016 Legislative Session Highlights For Children, Youth and Families FOSTER CARE The Department of Human Services Pinnacle Plan: The FY 2017 budget includes SB 694, which requires the Department of Human Services to appropriate funds to… Read More
In Tulsa County on any given day, over 700 infants and toddlers age 0-3 wake up each morning in the legal care of the Department of Human Services. These children have been placed in foster care because they have experienced… Read More
Governor Mary Fallin addressed the State of the State this week and released the proposed 2015 executive budget calling for cuts to most state agencies as a result of the $170 million revenue shortfall. What does this mean for Oklahoma’s… Read More