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Title: Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs Annual Report, 1996: Restoring Offender Accountability and Strengthening the Juvenile Justice System
Corporate Author: Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs
United States of America
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 99
Sponsoring Agency: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs
Oklahoma City, OK 73126
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Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs
3814 N. Santa Fe
Suite 400
P.O. Box 268812
Oklahoma City, OK 73126
United States of America
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This 1996 annual report (July 1, 1995-June 30, 1996) of the Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs (OJA) presents data and information pertinent to the agency's goals and activities as it pursued its mandated mission of protecting the public from juvenile offenders, preventing juvenile delinquency, and holding juveniles accountable for their behavior.
Abstract: The strategic action plan for fiscal 1996 had three priorities for gaining control of increasing juvenile crime: achieving system control by getting out from under the Terry D. v. L.E. Rader lawsuit, building a new agency responsive to community needs, and unclogging the system of placement waiting lists for juvenile offenders. These priorities were implemented through five major objectives that addressed significant problems in the juvenile justice system. The objectives were to unclog the juvenile justice system and get it moving again, restore accountability and ensure consequences for juvenile offenders, build a seamless statewide system to ensure community-based reintegration placements and services, increase community involvement in creating and implementing solutions, and building a wall of prevention by strengthening existing prevention and first-offender response programs. The OJA achievements in meeting these objectives are outlined, and a strategic action plan and priorities for fiscal years 1997 and 1998 are presented. In addition, the report summarizes the work of OJA offices and units. Data encompass juvenile referrals, juvenile intake, juvenile detention, juvenile placement/disposition, and juveniles transferred to adult court.
Main Term(s): Juvenile justice agencies
Index Term(s): Juvenile justice planning; Juvenile justice policies; Juvenile justice system; Oklahoma
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