Quote of the Day 1/31/2017

“I have been able to return to work, pay taxes, vote and provide myself with enough leftover to visit my family once or twice a year. I have the freedom to afford to drive my car, go places, socialize and live life. As you can see, I’m not dead.”

-Terry St. Germain, an Oklahoma resident who credits mental health care provided by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services for helping her treat her depression. The agency requested a $35 million increase in funding this year to maintain its current level of services (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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