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“Census Sprint to the Finish” event to boost census response set for Friday at State Capitol

By Darla SheldenCity Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – With the approaching end of the US Census just two weeks away, the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy (OICA) and the state Department of Commerce’s “OK, Let’s Count!” initiative are partnering to boost Census response among state and nonprofit employees. Joining them in the effort are the […]

Virtual Heroes Ball on July 31. OICA Joins “GotMaskOk” Initiative Fighting COVID-19

Joe Dorman, Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy We are only a few days away from the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy’s 2020 Heroes Ball. The local and even national attention that our event is receiving is encouraging OICA for taking innovative approach during these times. OICA will honor our award winners with a virtual ceremony […]

Challenges for Oklahoma, from Budget to Healthcare

Joe Dorman, Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy I wish there was more good news to report for what our state is facing, but it is important for you to know what Oklahoma has ahead. Anticipation is that the high point of COVID-19 will hit our state this week, Oklahoma hospitals will need 800 beds for […]

COMMENTARY: More school counselors would help diminish adverse childhood experiences

Joe Dorman, Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy   Recently, I was pleased to be a part of a very successful pair of events held in Duncan, sponsored by Pathways to a Healthier You, the Potts Family Foundation, and several local partners. Two viewings of the documentary film “Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science […]

COMMENTARY: Are you MIA in Child Advocacy?

Joe Dorman, Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy When most people hear the term MIA, or Missing in Action, they think of it in relation to the military. In a recent speech to the Turning Point Council, I referenced how this acronym can also describe three attitudes that hurt our children. The “M” stands for maliciousness, or […]

Commentary: Two Legislative Interim Studies That Impact Families

  Joe Dorman, Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy Over the summer months, Oklahoma state lawmakers are dedicated to preparing for the upcoming legislative session. One way they do this is through the interim study process. Each lawmaker can request an official hearing through a legislative committee to review a law or policy that impacts the […]

COMMENTARY: ‘The more things change, the less they stay the same’

by Joe Dorman   Jaded observers of Oklahoma politics often express their cynicism with the phrase, “the more things change, the more they stay the same.” In other words, while we may think we are making a difference, in reality, we are all just spinning our wheels. As someone who believes in the power of […]

A memory to celebrate: Oklahoma criminal justice reforms signed into law

By Joe Dorman A certain Thursday late last month (April 26) was a very interesting day at the Oklahoma state Capitol, and one that I will remember for quite a long time. I had the pleasure of attending the press conference and bill signing for five criminal justice reform measures. These bills, while highly debated […]

Group of state leaders call for passage of a budget

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY — On Friday (May 19) at the state capitol, leaders of Oklahoma’s healthcare, education, oil & natural gas, and business communities gathered to call on legislators to approve a revenue package that has been discussed.  The package — $1.50 per pack tax on cigarettes, a 6 cent per gallon increase in […]

Criminal justice reform advocates back Task Force measures at Capitol Rally

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Criminal justice reform advocates from around the state gathered at the State Capitol on Wednesday (May 11) to urge legislators to advance the remaining Justice Reform Task Force bills, developed through the work of a panel chosen by Governor Mary Fallin, this session. Advocates say that passage of the bills […]

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