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Quarterly Report: February 2023

February 16, 2023

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. They produce reports on county-wide reform efforts each quarter. See the full report attached below.

  • This past quarter the Board of County Commissioners unanimously created the Oklahoma County Citizens Bond Oversight Advisory Board for the construction of a new OK County Detention Center.

  • While Oklahoma continues to rank high in the number of women incarcerated, fiscal year 2023 data continues to show a decline in women incarcerated in the Oklahoma County Detention Center (OCDC). When the Vera Institute for Justice report was released, the number of women detained was 20% of the jail population. For the midyear point of FY23, the number of incarcerated females in OCDC has dropped to 15 percent.

  • The past three months saw the creation and utilization of the Fast Track booking process which serves Oklahoma County residents with warrants out for low level offenses by allowing them to be booked and released from the jail without being arrested. Reducing jail admissions for municipal violations and low-level misdemeanors was the second recommendation from the Vera Institute of Justice.

  • At the midpoint of fiscal year 2023, average jail population continues its downward trend against the backdrop of chronic and concerning jail overcrowding over the last two decades.

Download the full 2023 Quarter 2 report below.

CJAC Quarterly Report
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