The Coalition’s mission is to promote protection, justice, and healing for abused and neglected children in
Tulsa County by optimizing systems collaboration, advocacy, training, and best practices.

Membership Partners

The Child Protection Coalition Has 28 Members

General member meetings are open to the public and occur on the 2nd Friday of every other month at 3pm.

Charter Members

The Child Protection Coalition Charter Members are the original
13 organizations that formed as a group in 2003.
These members form a rotating steering committee which governs the Coalition.

Child Abuse Network


Family & Children’s Services

Indian Health Care Resource Center

Oklahoma Department of Human Services

The Parent Child Center of Tulsa

Tulsa CASA

Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office

Tulsa County District Court

Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office

Tulsa Lawyers for Children

Tulsa Police Department

Youth Services of Tulsa

The Coalition has grown from 13 member organizations in 2003 to 26 in 2016.



Laura Dester Children's Center Reopens as Treatment Facility

On December 17, 2018, the Oklahoma Department of Human Services and Liberty of Oklahoma Corporation celebrated the reopening of the Laura Dester Children's Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The center will be a treatment facility for…

Oversight panel to judge: Order the Laura Dester children's shelter closed by June 30

Read the whole article By Corey Jones Tulsa World An oversight panel has asked a federal judge to essentially order the Laura Dester Children Center closed by June 30, according to a news release Thursday from a national child welfare…

Transition plan announced for Laura Dester

Click Here for News Release See News Coverage of the Transition Plan   For Media Inquiries, Contact: Sheree Powell – DHS Office of Communications Phone: (405) 521-3027 Email: Sheree.Powell@okdhs.org April 30, 2018 DHS Ending…

DHS Seeking Time on Shelter

From the Tulsa World: DHS Seeking Time on Shelter Read about the state's plan for the Laura Dester Children's Center.   One of the biggest needs is more group home beds. Here's the plan.

'Child Maltreatment' Reported at Laura Dester Shelter

From the Tulsa World: Learn the latest from the co-neutrals about the Laura Dester Children's Center.   Why is the Laura Dester Center Still Open?

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,…

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…
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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…
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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…


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