Family & Children’s Services welcomes the Tulsa County Child Protection Coalition’s new executive director, Kristine Bridges.

Bridges, profiled in this Sept. 15 story in the Tulsa Business & Legal News, recently left her position as associate dean of professional development at the University of Tulsa College of Law to lead the 26-member coalition.

Family & Children’s Services is one of the group’s organizing agencies, which also includes the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, Domestic Violence Intervention Services, the Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office, Youth Services of Tulsa and the Tulsa Police Department.

The coalition works to improve the county’s child protection system through collaboration, advocacy, training and promotion of the use of best practices among service providers, its website states.