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Bill Passes

We are so happy to report that the Restricted Registry legislation has passed and will be on its way to the Governor soon. The Child Protection Coalition sees the registry as a way to attack the problem of child abuse. Through this legislation, employers will be required to cross-check registries so that an employee cannot […]

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We need you to call!

2017 House of Representatives list We are very excited to announce that Senate Bill 717 passed the Public Health Committee on April 4 with an 8-0 vote. Next, the bill will be heard by the full House of Representatives, and we need your help to reach out to legislators so they’ll know why this bill is so […]

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CPC Member Spotlight: Indian Health Care Resource Center Assists Native At-Risk Youth

Indian Health Care Resource Center (IHCRC) is a community response to the funding and healthcare disparities of Tulsa’s urban Indian community. Almost 40 years after inception, IHCRC remains dedicated to providing quality, comprehensive healthcare to Tulsa area Indian people in a culturally sensitive manner that promotes good health, well-being, and harmony. From a part-time physician […]

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CPC Member Spotlight: The Child Abuse Network – Tulsa’s Children’s Advocacy Center

The mission of the Child Abuse Network (CAN) is to provide collaborative intervention services to child abuse victims, so that they are encouraged to embrace a future driven by hope. CAN serves as the coordinator for the multiple agencies that interact with children of reported child abuse. The result is a collaborative and non-duplicated inter-agency approach […]

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Child Protection Coalition Welcomes New Executive Director

The Child Protection Coalition welcomes new Executive Director, Nellie Kelly! Kelly joined the CPC team on October 24, 2016. Kelly has 14 years of experience serving Tulsa nonprofits, including the American Red Cross, American Heart Association and Transitional Living Centers of Oklahoma. Before coming to the Coalition, she worked as marketing director and waiting child […]

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Tulsa County Child Protection Coalition Hosts Foster Care & Kinship Support Conference

In an effort to aid in the support of foster care and kinship families in the Tulsa County area, the Child Protection Coalition hosted a FREE conference on September 24, 2016. This collaborative effort was led by a Child Protection Coalition Foster Care Support Committee comprised of representatives from Oklahoma Department of Human Services, Family […]

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OKDHS News Release: DHS, children’s counsel and monitors agree to extend time frame for foster care reform

The expert monitors overseeing implementation of the Department of Human Services’ (DHS) Pinnacle Plan to improve Oklahoma’s foster care system have agreed to a joint request of the department and counsel to the children to extend the timeline to fully implement the agency’s reform efforts. In 2012, DHS settled a class-action lawsuit filed against its […]