“A lot of times, the local school district simply doesn’t want to see them return. But they are entitled to return and we will work with them to see that gets done.”

– Keith Wilson, executive director of the state Office of Juvenile Affairs, on why he believes the Central Oklahoma Juvenile Center should cut ties with the local school districts currently responsible for educating detained youth and create its own charter school. (Source: bit.ly/1svbXgg)


Carly Putnam joined OK Policy in 2013. As Policy Director, she supervises policy research and strategy. She previously worked as an OK Policy intern, and she was OK Policy's health care policy analyst through July 2020. She graduated from the University of Tulsa in 2013. As a student, she was a participant in the National Education for Women (N.E.W.) Leadership Institute and interned with Planned Parenthood. Carly is a graduate of the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits Nonprofit Management Certification; the Oklahoma Developmental Disabilities Council’s Partners in Policymaking; The Mine, a social entrepreneurship fellowship in Tulsa; and Leadership Tulsa Class 62. She currently serves on the boards of Restore Hope Ministries and The Arc of Oklahoma. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and doing battle with her hundred year-old house.

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