OK County official: Keeping justice reform moving forward

A 19-member Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Advisory Council is now in place. Its job is to advise member entities regarding the criminal justice system in the county.

Composed of members from Oklahoma City, Edmond, Midwest City and Oklahoma County, the burden of criminal justice reform now shifts from the expert advice and guidance of the Vera Institute of Justice to the advice of local appointees of the council.

Oklahoma County's criminal justice system is overburdened. To make the system more efficient and effective requires teamwork. The advisory council is there to make sure teamwork happens between law enforcement agencies and the criminal justice system.

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