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PRESS RELEASE (WITH PHOTO): Sidney Ellington Named to Oklahoma Board of Juvenile Affairs

Wed, December 11, 2019 (No comments)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sidney Ellington Named to Oklahoma Board of Juvenile AffairsThe Oklahoma City resident will begin his duties Jan. 1. Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat has appointed Sidney Ellington to the Oklahoma Board of Juvenile Affairs.Ellington, of Oklahoma City, will replace Warren A.  Read More...


Four Teens in OJA Care Get to See Black Violin Group Perform in Concert

Fri, November 15, 2019 (No comments)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Four Teens in OJA Care Get to See Black Violin Group Perform in Concert. Four residents of the Central Oklahoma Juvenile Center (COJC)had the opportunity to enhance their appreciation and competency in musical performance by seeing the group Black Violin perform in Oklahoma City.The teen-aged boys participate in music therapy sessions in which they have the opportunity to choose and learn to play an instrument at COJC as part of their  Read More...


A new look at juvenile offenders in Oklahoma

Sun, September 29, 2019 (No comments)

A new look at juvenile offenders in Oklahoma. A few things that Steve Buck said recently about his agency’s budget request for next year should be noted by lawmakers as they consider their appropriation to the Office of Juvenile Affairs. Buck, OJA’s executive director, is requesting a 7.6 percent increase in state funding, or an additional $7.35 million  Read More...


OJA Hires Chief Psychologist

Mon, September 16, 2019 (No comments)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:OJA Hires Chief Psychologist. A licensed child clinical psychologist has been hired as chief psychologist for the Office of Juvenile Affairs (OJA).Dr. Paul Shawler is an active researcher and a strong advocate for data-driven policy and family-centered services.  Read More...




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April 2019

  • OJA Schedules Follow-up Meetings to Discuss Need for Community-based Services in 3 Southern Oklahoma Counties

  • NOTICE: 

    The Oklahoma State Advisory Group on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the Office of Juvenile Affairs announce the availability of grant funding for delinquency prevention and diversion programs serving Native American youth. A pre-bid Conference will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 7,  at the Office of Juvenile Affairs, Suite 400, 3812 N. Santa Fe Ave., Oklahoma City. Application materials are due on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. To view the grant application packet and additional details, click here.


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July 2018

  • OJA Announces Next Step in Consolidation Process


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January 2018

  • Board of Education renews contracts for OJA Charter School

  • Arts Council and Juvenile Affairs Partner for Kids


November 2017

  • Public-Private Partnership Brings New Opportunities to Kids in OJA Care

  • Governor Fallin Appoints Langston University Vice President to OJA Board


September 2017

  • OJA Board elects Tony Caldwell as Chairman and Karen Youngblood as Vice-Chair


August 2017

  • OJA looks to fill teaching positions in Oklahoma Youth Academy Charter School system


July 2017


June 2017

  • Oklahoma Youth Academy Charter School Celebrates June Graduates

  • Legislation Approved to Combine OJA Secure Care Services & Build New Juvenile Facility


May 2017


April 2017

  • OK Gazette: True Manhood

  • Governor Mary Fallin Names Three Members, Reappoints Three Others to Board of Juvenile Affairs

  • New Leadership Selected for Central Oklahoma Juvenile Center


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January 2017

  • OJA Board Welcomes Karen Youngblood

  • 2017-2018 Budget Request


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