Tulsa County receives grant to design, test innovative criminal justice reforms

THE TULSA COUNTY PUBLIC DEFENDER’S OFFICE JOINS THE SAFETY AND JUSTICE CHALLENGE TO REDUCE THE RATE OF FAILURES-TO-APPEAR AND INCREASE CONNECTIONS TO SOCIAL SAFETY NET RESOURCES  Tulsa, Okla. (October 24, 2018) –  The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today announced that Tulsa County is one of 12 additional jurisdictions joining the Safety and…

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F&CS awarded $4M federal grant to expand behavioral health services

Family & Children’s Services (F&CS), Oklahoma’s largest Community Mental Health Center, has been awarded a $4 million federal grant from The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to establish a Certified Community Behavioral Health Center (CCBHC) –  a new national model of care which increases access and integrates physical care with expanded mental…

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If you call COPES, these are the people who answer the call

Community Outreach Psychiatric Emergency Services (COPES) is a telephone crisis line and mobile crisis service that responds 24/7 to children and adults experiencing severe emotional or behavioral disturbances or psychiatric emergencies in Tulsa County. The people who answer the calls at COPES – the voices that assure, listen and help – are skilled, trained counselors.…

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