Statement on Interim Studies Announcement

Oklahoma State House Speaker McCall announced the approved interim studies to take place later this year, several of which examine criminal justice reform efforts. The announcement comes at a time of concern for public safety and confusion surrounding classifications of violent vs. non-violent crimes following the enactment of SQ 780 and 781. “Yesterday afternoon House Speaker McCall announced the format …

Statement on The Oklahoman Criminal Justice Series

OBA is aware of the series from The Oklahoman reviewing the criminal justice system and reform efforts. OBA appreciates the efforts of the reporters, public servants and other parties involved in the articles to comprehensively understand the situation Oklahoma is faced with and believes some of the concerns addressed in the articles may be combated by effectively utilizing Oklahoma‚Äôs bondsmen. …