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Oklahoma COVID-19 Resources

This is a resource for Oklahomans to find services and information related to the COVID-19 virus. Please click here.  Check back as this page will be updated often.

Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse has a guide page for mental health services and providers here.



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OJA Leadership Discusses Pandemic Preparedness Plan

Rachel Holt, interim executive director of the Office of Juvenile Affairs (OJA), front left, directs efforts with her leadership team to develop a pandemic preparedness continuity of operations plan for the agency. The document is OJA’s plan for maintaining essential functions and services during the pandemic outbreak.


Coronavirus: What You Need To Know

For more information from the Oklahoma State Department of Health, click here.



Get Out the Count.

Learn more about promoting Oklahoma’s Census 2020 with valuable resources for your use and to share with your network and community members. Spread the word that when ...

Everyone Counts! Everyone Wins!

April 1, 2020 is Census Day in America.

Next Generation Campus

Updates to Construction

TECUMSEH - The Office of Juvenile Affairs (OJA) is now in the construction phase of the Next Generation Campus.  We will update the progress that is being made throughout the renovation process.  Keep watching this space.
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News Releases

  • OJA Board Names Rachel Holt as Interim Executive Director

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:OJA Board Names Rachel Holt as Interim Executive DirectorOKLAHOMA CITY, MARCH 5, 2020—The Oklahoma Board of Juvenile Affairs today named Rachel Canuso Holt as interim executive director of the Office of Juvenile Affairs (OJA).Holt is the chief operating officer (COO) and senior general counsel for OJA. Her appointment takes effect Saturday.  OJA Executive Director Steven Buck, who also serves as state secretary of human services and early childhood initiatives, announc...  Read More...

  • Steven Buck Steps Down as OJA Executive Director, Cabinet Secretary of Human Services and Early Childhood Initiatives

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Steven Buck Steps Down as OJA Executive Director, Cabinet Secretary of Human Services and Early Childhood InitiativesHe is leaving to head a long-term care associationOKLAHOMA CITY (FEB. 13, 2020) — Office of Juvenile Affairs (OJA) Executive Director Steven Buck today announced he is resigning to take a job leading an association representing long-term care facilities. He is also leaving his position on Governor Kevin Stitt’s Cabinet, where he served as sec...  Read More...

  • PRESS RELEASE (WITH PHOTOS) OJA Board Elects Chairman

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:OJA Board Elects Chairman OKLAHOMA CITY, JAN. 14, 2020— Board members of the Oklahoma Board of Juvenile Affairs today elected Karen Youngblood as chairman of the nine-member board. Youngblood succeeds Warren A.   Read More...

  • OJA Board Approves Updated State Plan for Juvenile Detention Services

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:OJA Board Approves Updated State Plan for Juvenile Detention ServicesOKLAHOMA CITY, DEC. 18, 2019—The Oklahoma Board of Juvenile Affairs today approved an updated State Plan for the Establishment of Juvenile Detention Services, which will determine the number of juvenile detention beds necessary for the state’s current needs and the locations of those needed beds. The plan also determines the number of juvenile detention beds for which the Office of Juvenile Aff...  Read More...

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Oklahoma Office 
of Juvenile Affairs 

3812 N. Santa Fe Suite 400
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
405-530-2800

Throughout the state of Oklahoma, the Office of Juvenile Affairs (OJA) provides with its community partners; prevention, educational and treatment services, as well as secure facilities for juveniles in order to promote public safety and reduce juvenile delinquency.