Who We Support
Oklahoma County Jail Pre-Trial Release Initiative
The Education and Employment Ministry
Award Date: September 15, 2017
The Education and Employment Ministry (TEEM) assists women and men through the Oklahoma County Jail Pre-Trial Release Initiative, a collaborative pilot program providing immediate access to education, job training, legal assistance, case management services, and job placement services through TEEM’s self-sufficiency and work readiness service model. In addition, the program connects participants with appropriate levels of substance abuse treatment and mental health care. This initiative serves to demonstrate improved outcomes for selected pre-trial participants in Oklahoma County Jail which will, in turn, highlight the value of treatment and assistance over incarceration for certain individuals impacted by the criminal justice system. This model equips and empowers low-level offenders with the skills necessary to become productive members of society.