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…

Tulsa agencies aim to reduce mental-health related 911 calls, connect people to better resources  [The Frontier]

The Community Response Team (CRT) includes a mental health professional from Family & Children’s Services’ COPES unit, a police officer and a firefighter or paramedic. The group works together to rapidly diagnosis and de-escalate dispatch calls. [The Frontier] The man had mental health problems and would often stand on a street corner in midtown Tulsa. When…