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…

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,…

COPES: Saving Lives Every Day

The COPES (Community Outreach Psychiatric Emergency Services – 24/7 telephone and mobile crisis service) team helps people find light on their darkest of days. In 2018, COPES helped more than 11,600 adults and children find hope when there seemed to be none. Watch the video to hear a story about a man whose life was…