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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 foster children with both a behavioral health diagnosis along with developmental delay. Liberty will contract with DHS to operate […]


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 Use of Laura Dester Children’s Center as Shelter Oklahoma City — The Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) announced it will […]

Foster Child Bill of Rights Passes

We are thrilled that Gov. Mary Fallin approved the Foster Child Bill of Rights on April 15, 2018. House Bill 2552 by Rep. Pat Ownbey establishes certain rights for children in Department of Human Services’ (DHS) custody with regard to their placement, safety, privacy, communication, and personal growth. The measure also directs DHS and child-placing […]

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 […]

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 […]