Women in Recovery and, more importantly, alternatives to incarceration, got some increased air time last week thanks to President Obama’s stay in Oklahoma.

In the below clip, Ziva Branstetter, Tulsa-based investigative journalist and editor-in-chief of the Frontier, mentions Women in Recovery during an on-air interview with MSNBC’s Jose Diaz Balart as part of the network’s coverage of Obama’s visit to the federal prison in El Reno.

http://www.msnbc.com/jose-diaz-balart/watch/criminal-justice-reform-seen-as-bipartisan-486213187538

Women in Recovery is an intensive outpatient alternative to incarceration for those facing long prison sentences because of non-violent, drug-related offenses. WIR organizers work with the criminal justice system and others to give its women the supervision they need, along with substance abuse counseling, mental health treatment, education, workforce training and family reunification to ensure they break the cycle of re-offending.
For more information on Women and Recovery, go to http://www.fcsok.org/services/wir/.
About Family & Children’s Services
For 90 years, Family & Children’s Services has been the place to turn for help with problems that seem overwhelming and too difficult to handle alone. The agency restores children’s well-being, heals victims of abuse, strengthens individuals and families, and provides hope and recovery for adults suffering from mental illness and addictions. Today, its life-changing services help one in six Tulsans.Family & Children’s Services is a partner agency of the Tulsa Area United Way. F&CS is also a member of the following national organizations: Mental Health Corporations of America and the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare. F&CS is certified with distinction as a community mental health center by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. F&CS is also certified with distinction as a Community Mental Health Center by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. Additionally, F&CS is certified by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services as an Outpatient Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program and certified with distinction as a Gambling Treatment Program.