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Report from OJA interim Executive Director Rachel Holt to the OJA Board updating them on OJA’s response to COVID-19.
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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

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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 Interim Director Thanks Governor, Legislators for Approving Measure Limiting Young Teens Being Placed in Juvenile Detention Facilities

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:OJA Interim Director Thanks Governor, Legislators for Approving Measure Limiting Young Teens Being Placed in Juvenile Detention FacilitiesOKLAHOMA CITY, MAY 19, 2020 — Office of Juvenile Affairs (OJA) interim Executive Director Rachel Holt today thanked Gov. Kevin Stitt for signing and legislators for unanimously passing a measure that limits placing young teens in detention centers. House Bill 1282, by Rep. Mark Lawson and Sen.   Read More...

  • PRESS RELEASE (WITH LINK): OJA Board Reduces Estimated Need for Juvenile Detention Services

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:OJA Board Reduces Estimated Need for Juvenile Detention ServicesPandemic, state budget cuts factors for cuts OKLAHOMA CITY, MAY 12, 2020— The Oklahoma Board of Juvenile Affairs today approved further reducing the number of juvenile detention beds the Office of Juvenile Affairs (OJA) will contract for in the upcoming fiscal year.The revised number of juvenile detention beds represents 14% fewer than the amount approved by the board five months ago, when the nine-member ...  Read More...

  • OJA Receives Arnall Family Foundation Grant

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OJA Receives Arnall Family Foundation GrantAward will improve youth in state custody connection with familiesOKLAHOMA CITY, MAY 8, 2020— The Office of Juvenile Affairs (OJA) today announced it has received a $20,000 grant from the Arnall Family Foundation COVID-19 Child Welfare Rapid Response Fund to purchase electronic devices so youth in its custody will have better access to communicate with family members, mentors and agency juvenile service workers. The ele...  Read More...

  • 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...

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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.