Tulsa Area Community Intervention Center Now Open

In a joint venture between the City of Tulsa, State of Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs and Youth Services of Tulsa, the Tulsa Area Community Intervention Center () opened its doors on June 1. Youth Services of Tulsa is managing the day to day operations of the center, which is open 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, located at the former 911-Center, 6th and Denver.

The Tulsa Area serves as a one-stop centralized intake, assessment and service referral system for juveniles who are arrested by law enforcement officers for misdemeanor or delinquent offenses in Tulsa County. The serves as a short-term reception facility that holds juveniles up to 24-hours providing assessments and referrals to families, as well as, track trends in juvenile crime locally.

In 1995, the State of Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs began to establish Community Intervention Centers throughout the state. The Tulsa Area is the ninth intervention center established in the state of Oklahoma. Cities such as Oklahoma City, Lawton, Norman and Muskogee currently have intervention centers that provide services for their counties.

Updated 06-04-2010

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