Quote of the Day | Jan. 9, 2020

“(Judge Kenneth Stoner) has set up a way of increasing the severity of sanctions and using jail as an ultimate consequence instead of the first tool. By doing that, he is keeping people out of jail, in the program and moving toward success. That results in people breaking addiction, keeping jobs and at home with their families.”

-Tim Tardibono, executive director of the Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Advisory Council, speaking about recent drug court reforms [The Oklahoman]


David Hamby has more than 25 years of experience as an award-winning communicator, including overseeing communication programs for Oklahoma higher education institutions and other organizations. Before joining OK Policy, he was director of public relations for Rogers State University where he managed the school’s external communication programs and served as a member of the president’s leadership team. He served in a similar communications role for five years at the University of Tulsa. He also has worked in communications roles at Oklahoma State University and the Fort Smith Chamber of Commerce in Arkansas. He joined OK Policy in October 2019.

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