“The thing about these reforms is, when we pass them, it will allow individuals affected by addiction to have success. We’re expecting these people to contribute to society, but we’re not giving them the necessary tools to do so. Addiction doesn’t always come with recovery on the first try.” 

-Megan Gaddis, a graduate of the Remerge program in Oklahoma City, on why she supports SQ 780 and SQ 781 (Source). See OK Policy’s fact sheet on SQ 780 and SQ 781 here, and read why we’re supporting the two questions here.


Ryan Gentzler worked at OK Policy from January 2016 until November 2022. He last served as the organization's Reserach Director and oversaw Open Justice Oklahoma. He began at OK Policy as an analyst focusing on criminal justice issues, including sentencing, incarceration, court fines and fees, and pretrial detention. Open Justice Oklahoma grew out of Ryan’s groundbreaking analysis of court records, which was used to inform critical policy debates. A native Nebraskan, he holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Oklahoma and a BA in Institutions and Policy from William Jewell College. He served as an OK Policy Research Fellow in 2014-2015.

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