Longtime Executive Director of Homeless Alliance Dan Straughan Retires

Dan Straughan retired in April after 20 years of serving as the Executive Director of Homeless Alliance.In 2004, after working at the Federal Reserve and then United Way, Dan was eager for a new adventure. A visionary group of civic leaders, that later became the...

National Treatment Court Month

“Drug courts are a place where people can and do change,” said District Judge Kenneth Stoner in a recent op-ed. “In fact, when people are engaged with compassion and accountability, that change is not just possible, it’s probable and predictable.” Judge Stoner...

OK Economic Mobility and Second Chances Roundtable

On April 12, 2024 — business leaders, nonprofits, and elected officials met to discuss advancing second chance opportunities for justice-involved individuals at the Economic Mobility Roundtable, presented by Arnall Family Foundation, Vera Institute of Justice, and...
National Treatment Court Month

National Treatment Court Month

“Drug courts are a place where people can and do change,” said District Judge Kenneth Stoner in a recent op-ed. “In fact, when people are engaged with compassion and accountability, that change is not just possible, it’s probable and predictable.” Judge Stoner...

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Meet the Team: Chris Krummrich

Meet the Team: Chris Krummrich

Get to know Chris better with our little Q&A, below, and check out his bio on our Who We Are page.What is one seemingly small thing that brings you joy? Being able to go exercise. It’s hard sometimes to find the motivation to go and do something physically taxing,...

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Warrant Clearing Event: Q&A

Warrant Clearing Event: Q&A

There are over 47,000 active warrants in Oklahoma County, some of them go back to the 70’s and many are for offenses as minor as missing a court date or being unable to pay fines and fees. Having a warrant creates numerous barriers to accessing stable housing,...

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Meet the Team: Jessie Valadez

Meet the Team: Jessie Valadez

Get to know Jessie better with our little Q&A, below, and check out her bio on our Who We Are page.What is one unexpected delight that brings you joy? I use to live near a bakery. The air smelled like freshly baked bread every morning, and I thought that was a...

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Warrant Backlog Needs To Be Resolved

Warrant Backlog Needs To Be Resolved

In the June 30 issue of the OKC Friday we wrote about an issue that significantly impacts the criminal legal landscape of Oklahoma – the staggering backlog of active warrants. With an extensive backlog of active warrants in Oklahoma County, we think it’s worth looking...

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