Celebrating a Century: Saving Families

How Family and Children’s Services program helped a mother and daughter by Morgan Phillips, Tulsa People Magazine photo by Michelle Pollard PART 7 OF 7 ARTICLES IN THE SERIES. Sonya Pyles and her daughter, Arianna Pyles, might still be stuck in the intergenerational cycles of incarceration and addiction if not for Family & Children’s Services. Both are…

Women in Recovery’s Remote Microcosm

On March 28, Mayor G.T. Bynam issued a “shelter in place” order for Tulsans to stop the spread of COVID-19. The week prior, Family & Children’s Services (F&CS) had already transitioned most programs to remote services including telephonic and teletherapy. For F&CS’s Women in Recovery (WIR), an alternative to incarceration program, eliminating face-to-face contact for…

Drug and Mental Health Court gives offenders a second chance

January 2019: Congratulations to all mental health court and drug court graduates! For many, this is a life transformation! Graduation is a tremendous accomplishment as participants had to overcome obstacles of daily responsibilities in addition to strict court and treatment requirements. Mental Health Court bridges two disciplines, criminal law and mental health treatment, in a judicially,…