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Residential programs provide rehabilitative facilities for treatment to Office of Juvenile Affairs youth, who have been adjudicated as Youthful Offenders or delinquents.
The Office of Juvenile Affairs has three medium secure institutions to provide services to the most serious and violent of the state's juvenile offenders.
Many of the juveniles in these secure facilities have been adjudicated as "youthful offenders" by district courts. An individual classified as a "youthful offender" is eligible to either be immediately remanded to the custody of the Department of Corrections or be retained in the juvenile justice system to attempt rehabilitation. If they fail rehabilitation efforts, they may be bridged to the Department of Corrections to serve the remainder of their sentences.
When a young person under the age of eighteen is accused of violating the law in Oklahoma, he or she may be admitted into one of the 17 detention centers across the state. OJA contracts with local counties for secure detention services and adheres to the State Plan for the Establishment of Juvenile Detention Centers. There are currently seventeen (17) juvenile detention centers across the state that provide 309 beds, serving both males and females after arrest, during the court process and pending OJA placement.
The Office of Juvenile Affairs Deputy Director of Residential Services works with local counties and the superintendents at three secure facilities.
Office of Juvenile Affairs