Female Offender Diversion Program
Courtney Jones, Program Coordinator
Female Offender Diversion Programs
2901 N. Classen Boulevard, Suite 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Phone: (405) 962-6181
Hope, Empowerment, Recovery and Support Program (HERS)
In collaboration with the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services; Office of the District Attorney, Office of the Public Defender, and Sheriff for Oklahoma County; Department of Human Services, Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth, and representatives from community based treatment and program providers, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections received a $350,000 diversion grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance targeting female offenders with multiple needs and varying degrees of involvement in the criminal justice system.
The program is currently only provided in Oklahoma and Tulsa Counties. Offenders may be assigned to a caseload supervised by probation and parole officers and include: (1) those who are moderate to high risk and given a term of probation in lieu of incarceration; (2) those who have been non-compliant with their terms of community supervision but do not pose a threat to the community; and (3) those who have been court-ordered to the program either as a delayed sentence or sentenced to participate in the program as part of their probation requirements. The program provides funding for substance abuse treatment, mental health treatment, and co-occurring disorders.
ReMerge of Oklahoma County
In collaboration with the Inasmuch Foundation, George Kaiser Family Foundation and many other private & public funders the ReMerge of Oklahoma County program provides an alternative to incarceration for non-violent females in Oklahoma County who are primary caregivers. They receive rehabilitative services through community-based providers.