Mental Health Court

Mental health courts were developed in response to the inability of traditional courts and jails to address a defendant’s underlying mental illness. In Oklahoma, 79% of female inmates and 46% of male inmates were diagnosed with a mental illness. Of these individuals, 57% were incarcerated for nonviolent offenses, and out of those in Department of Corrections…

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Female Diversion Program

In Tulsa County, the yearlong female diversion program offers defendants trauma-informed treatment for substance abuse, mental health and co-occurring disorders, domestic violence and sexual assault counseling, education and vocational training, employment and parenting skills. To date, there are 43 clients in the program. The program offers flex funds that assists with safe housing, medical care, childcare, transportation and other…

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Drug Court

Drug courts aim to reduce recidivism and substance abuse among eligible, nonviolent drug offenders. Drug courts require participants to abstain from drug and alcohol use, be accountable for their behavior, and fulfill the legal responsibilities of the offenses they committed. Ultimately, drug court programs are designed to rehabilitate drug offenders and teach accountability. Family & Children’s…

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