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Pretrial Release and Employment Navigation

The Education and Employment Ministry

Award Date: November 17, 2022
Awarded: $94,967
Arnall Community Fund Award

TEEM’s mission is to break cycles of incarceration and poverty through education, personal development and work readiness training. Funds will be used to sustain and grow the agency’s Pretrial Release Initiative program. They intend to increase the number of people the program bonds out of jail and expand it to include hands-on job training and education opportunities for those released on a TEEM bond or referred by the Diversion Hub. The TEEM Pretrial Release Initiative is a combined effort between the Oklahoma County Detention Center, Oklahoma County Public Defender and District Attorney’s Office, County Courthouse, and TEEM to divert individuals from within the jail away from further involvement with the criminal legal system.

The Arnall Community Funds are administered through Oklahoma City Community Foundation (OCCF) and provide grants to nonprofit organizations throughout the state of Oklahoma that are working to improve outcomes for individuals, children and families involved with animal welfare and in the child welfare and criminal justice systems. The OCCF staff will manage the grant administration process and all grantmaking decisions will be made by OCCF Trustees. Learn more about the process.