App Launches to Reduce Failure to Appears and Connect Defendant with Social Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 18, 2019   Tulsa, OK — Uptrust, a court reminder text message communication tool, has officially launched a partnership with the Tulsa County Public Defender’s Office (TCPD) and Family & Children’s Services (F&CS). Uptrust, TCPD and F&CS will work together to connect TCPD with defendants via text message to remind…

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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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WIR participants share favorite recipes at ‘Elbowls to Elbowls’

Women in Recovery (WIR) graduates participated in the community dinner event “Elbowls to Elbowls” featuring visiting artist Michael Strand event at the Philbrook Museum last November. The event was part of Tulsa Arts District’s First Friday Art Crawl. They shared stories about their recipes, and attendees enjoyed a bowl of free food in exchange for a…

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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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