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Bridging The Gap

Citizens for Juvenile Justice

Award Date: March 11, 2024
Awarded: $3,000

The Oklahoma County Juvenile Bureau (OCJB) is a juvenile justice agency responsible for supporting the juvenile court by providing intake and diversion services, probation supervision, and secure detention for at-risk youth within Oklahoma County. In an effort to build positive relationships between law enforcement agencies and youth involved in the juvenile justice system, the OCJB hosted the first Bridging the Gap event in 2021. With tensions high between law enforcement and communities across the country, Bridging the Gap was intended to ease anxiety and build trust between local law enforcement agencies and the court-involved youth of Oklahoma County, as well as their families. By creating an opportunity for informal, positive interactions, the OCJB is striving to bring our community together and make it a safer place for all.