QotD 12/12/2017

“There is a money issue. When you have a dollar need and are given a quarter, that just doesn’t work. That’s where we are in this state.”

– Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater, explaining that the severe lack of funding to District Attorney offices and law enforcement agencies hampers the investigation and prosecution of sexual assault cases (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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