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Information on HB2387
During the 2017 legislative session, the House and Senate Oklahoma approved legislation that tasks OJA, OMES, and the Commissioners of the Land Office with analyzing the most cost effective strategy to combine 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.
HB2387 was signed into law by Governor Fallin on May 25, 2017. Now begins the work of analyzing which plan is the best fit, and then designing a state of the art facility that meets the needs of the youth we serve and staff who work tirelessly in OJA institutions. It is the responsibility of the OJA leadership team to keep the community informed of changes, decisions and the next steps in this process. Several communication strategies are being developed to help keep our staff, youth and community informed. Please visit this website often for ongoing updates and information.
Final Bill Information for HB2387 here.
Here is the link to the introductory 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: