“In Oklahoma we have a lot of [unemployment or low income, substance abuse and access to weapons]. Those are the top three risk factors for a person to be killed by their partner, and we don’t do great in any of those three areas.”

– Tracey Lyall, executive director of Domestic Violence Intervention Services, discussing domestic violence in Oklahoma. The city of Tulsa is convening a domestic violence summit in 2015 to address domestic violence in the community (Source: bit.ly/1AvKFvN)


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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