QotD 1/17/2018

“The Co-Neutrals urge Oklahoma’s leaders to stay the course in funding DHS’s core strategies to achieve substantial and sustained progress on behalf of the state’s most vulnerable children … A material reversal in support is likely to compromise the still tenuous foundation upon which DHS has sought to build this reform and undermine the years of public investment.”

– From a press release providing an update on the Pinnacle Plan, a court-ordered plan to correct deficiencies in the state’s child welfare system (Source)


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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