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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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Closing of Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility both emotional and hopeful

Posted by Darlene Conroy
March 31, 2017

Written by Veronica Coons, Tribune staff

Staff members of Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility, their families and members of the corrections community released balloons at the

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Celebrating Outstanding Ongoing Achievements

Posted by Kim Godfrey
April 07, 2017

Every field seems to have its own version of the Oscars. Some of the best known are the Emmy Awards for television, the Tony Awards for theater and the Grammy Awards for music and recording. All three recognize the best performers in the fields and were modeled after the Oscars, which were first presented in 1929. Sports, literature, technology, automotive, painting, photography, hospitality, leadership and more all have awards and winners, national and local competitions. I can’t think of many fields that don’t offer some sort of recognition.

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National Recognition of Staff and Youths from the Barbara Allen-Hagen Award

Posted by Steven Buck
March 28, 2017

The recognition of the Central Oklahoma Justice Center (COJC) as the 2016 Barbara Allen-Hagen award correction facility winner represented a milestone moment for our agency. One of the daily barometers for understanding the significance of this recognition is the faces of the youth and staff at COJC and how proud they are in winning the Barbara Allen-Hagen Award. Public recognition for the staff that the culture change they have been asked to embrace is recognized and valued.

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