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 report attached below.
This past quarter The Mayor’s Law Enforcement Policy Taskforce (LEPT) has discussed the OKC Police Department’s (OKCPD) de-escalation policy, alternatives to police response on mental health calls and an expansion on homelessness initiatives.
In the past three months the Oklahoma county Detention Center's COVID-19 positive rate has dropped to .001%, with 2,187 tests throughout the jail. Additionally, about 800 detainees have received the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Jail Trust Authority released a six-month progress report detailing repairs throughout the jail, increased services for detainees and initiatives that help keep families connected like child visitation and reduced pricing on phone calls.
Transfers of sentenced people from the jail to Department of Corrections has largely gone back to normal. February 2021 saw a decline in jail population after DOC increased transfers out of Oklahoma County. On February 10, 2021, the jail population awaiting transfer to DOC was 231.
Download the full 2021 quarter three report here: