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Official OICA Press Releases:

July 20, 2017// OICA Announces Award Winners to be Recognized at Aug. 10 Heroes Ball

Apr 18, 2017// Foster Care Improvement and Reform Package Passes Without Opposition in Oklahoma House of Representatives

Apr 7, 2017// Gov. Fallin Signs Bill to Alleviate Food Insecurity

Apr 6, 2017// **SAVE THE DATE** May 10: Day of Advocacy for Oklahoma Children

Mar 16, 2017// Sunbeam Family Services and OICA Name New Kid Governor

Mar 9, 2017// Child Advocates Criticize Proposed Rollback of Criminal Justice Reforms 

Feb 21, 2017// Bill Increasing Food Security Passes in Oklahoma House of Representatives

Feb 20, 2017// Foster Care Reform and Improvement Bill Advances

Feb 16, 2017// OICA Praises Sen. Griffin for Legislation Addressing Social Problems

Feb 14, 2017// Child advocacy groups back raising tobacco tax

Aug 8, 2016// Joe Dorman Announced as CEO

June 17, 2015// Laura Choate Resilience Award Nominations 2015

May 14, 2015 // Choices Teen Pregnancy Prevention Event Press Release

July 22, 2014 // Annual KIDS COUNT report shows decline in child well-being for Oklahoma children

July 8, 2013 //  Oklahoma Institute For Child Advocacy Names Terry Smith New CEO

June 24, 2013 // Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy Releases 2013 KIDS COUNT Data

March 8, 2013 // OICA Releases new report on Oklahoma’s Changing Demographics


OICA in the News:

March 29, 2016// 8 Year Old Appointed First Kid Governor by Sunbeam Family Services and OICA

March 18, 2016// Point of View: Juveniles, Oklahoma would benefit from legislative proposal

July 6, 2014 // The Oklahoma Gazette Prevention key to combating teen pregnancy

July 22, 2014 // The Oklahoman Report ranks Oklahoma 39th in well-being of its children

July 22, 2014 // Tulsa World Oklahoma falls in rankings on overall child well-being

July 22, 2014 // KOKH Fox 25 VIDEO: Report shows drop in Oklahoma’s child well-being ranking

July 22, 2014 // KOKH Fox 25 Kids Count: A quarter of Oklahoma children live in poverty

July 22, 2014 // News on 6 Report: Oklahoma falls in ranking in well-being of its children

July 22, 2014 // Enid News and Eagle Study: 1 in 4 Oklahoma kids live in poverty

July 22, 2014 // KTUL Number of Oklahoma children living in poverty doubles

July 22, 2014 // News 9 Report: Oklahoma falls in ranking in well-being of its children

July 22, 2014 // KRMG Oklahoma dropped three spots in rankings for overall child well-being

April 8, 2014 // Cherokee Phoenix Oklahoma Native kids only racial group to exceed national averages

April 1, 2014 // The Oklahoman Minority children still at a disadvantage, study finds

April 1, 2014 // Tulsa World Reports says Oklahoma kids lag behind national averages for racial groups except Native Indians

March 22, 2014 // Tulsa World Juvenile Justice System Improvements Needed, Panel Members Say

March 14, 2014 // Tulsa World Youth Services of Tulsa to Host Meeting on Improving Juvenile Justice

February 9, 2014 // Muskogee Phoenix County teen births high

February 4, 2014 // The Oklahoman Oklahoma teen birthrate is one of the highest in U.S.

January 31, 2014 // Tulsa World Oklahoma second-highest among states in teen birth rate

June 26, 2013 // Oklahoma Gazette The growth of children living in poverty impacts childs well-being, says OICA Interim Executive Doug Gibson

June 25, 2013// Tulsa World State’s child well-being gains painfully slow

June 24, 2013 // News 9  Report Shows the well-being of  Oklahoma’s Kids improves

June 24, 2013 // KGOU Survey Shows Oklahoma Children’s Well-Being Improves

June 24, 2013 // KTLU Well-being for Oklahoma Kids Improves Slightly

June 24, 2013 // Daily  Journal Annual Kids Count report finds improvement in well-being of Oklahoma children

June 24, 2013 //  News on 6  OICA Interim Executive Director Doug Gibson says Oklahoma finally moving up from the bottom

June 24, 2013// Enid News Child Advocate organization speaks on well-being of Kids

July 24, 2013 // Tulsa World Interim Executive Director Doug Gibson says the progress shown in the 2013 KIDS COUNT Data Book findings is encouraging

June 16, 2013// KRMG Sesame Street unveils muppet with parent in jail

April 18, 2013// NEWSOK Oklahoma woman recalls horrors of child welfare system at 30th anniversary of Institute for Child Advocacy


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