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Message from Executive Director, Steven Buck:
Today, both the House and Senate Oklahoma Joint Committee on Appropriation and Budget (OJCAB) introduced legislation that tasks OJA, OMES, and the Commissioners of the Land Office with analyzing the most cost effective strategy to consolidate our three institutions, and construct one centralized state of the art medium secure facility on the COJC property. The bill also requires the agency to give consideration to the re-purposing of the SWOJC & OJCG facilities.
What we have right now is legislation, not law. The legislative process will continue and even if passed; there will still be much work to do; analyzing which plan is the best fit. Because we have a time period that presents some uncertainty, I understand the fear and concern this will bring. It is the responsibility of the OJA leadership team to keep you informed of changes, decisions and the next steps in this process.
You can read the introduced text of HB2387 here.
This is a link to the letter shared with all staff.
About the Office of Juvenile Affairs
Throughout the state of Oklahoma, the Office of Juvenile Affairs (OJA) provides with its community partners; prevention, educational and treatment services, as well as secure facilities for juveniles in order to promote public safety and reduce juvenile delinquency.
Since 1995, OJA has showed its commitment to return Oklahoma's youth to their communities equipped with the education, social skills and support needed to make positive contributions to the state.
Some of the services and support OJA provides: