14 Performances Advance to Finalist Round in 2017 Talent Contest

Posted by Kim Godfrey
May 22, 2017

Congratulations to the 14 finalists of the 2017 PbS Kids Got Talent Contest and thank you to the numerous facility staff and agency leaders who supported all of the contestants. Giving youths opportunities to shine, be recognized for doing something positive and feel good about themselves is one of the key tenets of the research-based developmental approach now reforming juvenile justice systems across the country. It’s not always the easiest or most intuitive thing to do, in facilities or families, as parenting my own three adolescents/young adult children has shown me.

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PbS Announces Semi-Finalists for the 2017 Barbara Allen-Hagen Award

Posted by Kim Godfrey
May 18, 2017

This year’s applications for the 2017 PbS Barbara Allen-Hagen Award were truly the most difficult to judge to date.

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Join our Leadership Circle

Posted by Mike Dempsey
April 25, 2017

Fredrick Douglass wrote, “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” In existence for over 22 years, the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA) strives to build strong children by improving local juvenile correctional services, programs and practices for youth.

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News OK: Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs to end use of pepper spray

Posted by Mike Dempsey
April 14, 2017

Members of the Board of Juvenile Affairs voted unanimously Wednesday to stop using pepper spray on children in the care of the Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs.

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