Women’s Justice Team offers early intervention, services and court advocacy

The Women’s Justice Team for Family & Children’s Services For those facing criminal charges or on probation, finding and accessing resources for help can be difficult. Five years ago, Family & Children’s Service (F&CS) formed the Women’s Justice Team (WJT) to help address these critical issues. The initiative began when Chief Program Officer for Women in…

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Why is adolescent suicide on the rise in Oklahoma?

Published in February 2019 TulsaPeople Magazine (http://www.tulsapeople.com/Tulsa-People/February-2019/Why-is-adolescent-suicide-on-the-rise-in-Oklahoma/) Oklahoma adolescent suicide rates are outpacing increases nationally. Local agencies and professionals lend their expertise to this tough issue that doesn’t discriminate. BY GAIL BANZET-ELLIS Adolescent suicide is growing at an alarming rate in Oklahoma. Suicides among ages 10-24 in the state have increased 41 percent since 2006,…

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News on 6 Coverage on CRT

The Community Response Team, a partnership between Tulsa Police Department, Tulsa Fire Department/EMSA, Family & Children’s Services COPES team and the Mental Health Association, provides a more effective response to mental health emergency 911 In the first 6 months of the program, the CRT responded to 80 suicide calls – and not a single one…

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