IMPROVING OUR 

JUSTICE SYSTEM

FOR OKLAHOMA COUNTY

80%

Are awaiting trial and are not convicted  

45%

End up back in the system

12%

Have a serious mental illness

100%

Need an improved system

*In Oklahoma County Jail, according to the Vera Institute for Justice

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ABOUT CJAC

The Criminal Justice Advisory Council is a task force comprised of business and community leaders, law enforcement, nonprofit service providers, attorneys and judges who share an interest in making Oklahoma County’s justice system fair and effective. CJAC is working toward a justice system in which everyone is treated with respect and dignity, those who have committed and been victims of crime alike.

OUR SIX FOLD PLAN

In 2015 we took a deep look at the problems plaguing Oklahoma County’s justice system. We walked away with six major initiatives that, if enacted, will create a more fair and effective system. Those six initiatives serve as our guiding principles.  

GET TO KNOW US

In 2015, the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber invited the Vera Institute for Justice to conduct a thorough audit of the county’s justice system and jail. CJAC was launched in

2018 as a mechanism of accountability to ensure Vera’s recommendations are enacted.
 

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HOW YOU CAN HELP

The Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Advisory Council will post meeting dates, events from our community partners and opportunities to advocate for change.

As it stands, Oklahoma County residents are paying more for a justice system that keeps them less safe. Major reforms are a win-win in terms of balancing safety, cost and meaningful justice. Join the effort today! 


 

UPCOMING 

CJAC works with a robust array of community partners to provide holistic solutions to crime including drug and alcohol treatment, job training and placement, mental health services and stable housing. In addition to our own public monthly meetings, we share our community partners’ events and initiatives to our event calendar. 

 

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ADDRESS

123 Park Ave., 1st Floor, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

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