Quote of the Day 4/19/2016

“We have an obligation to do better by children who are in child welfare custody. What we see here is this is not a good thing: that foster care becomes a pipeline for homelessness.”

-Connie Schlittler, the Director of the Office of Planning, Research and Statistics for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, on a study showing that 30 percent of children who age out of foster care experience homelessness (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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