Guest Blog (Donna Coffey): Drug courts provide hope and make a difference

Donna Coffey is the McCurtain County Drug Court Administrator in Oklahoma.  She has been with the program since its implementation in June 2003, under the direction of District Judge Willard L. Driesel. Oklahoma Drug Courts – hope for a brighter… Read more [More...]

Amenities: A Hopeful Approach to Rural Development

This is the second of two blog posts on rural poverty by Mariah Levison, a graduate student in International Affairs at Washington University in St. Louis, based on a presentation that Oklahoma Policy Institute gave last month at McCurtain Memorial… Read more [More...]

Surprising causes of rural poverty

Last month Oklahoma Policy Institute was invited by McCurtain Memorial Hospital in Idabel to give a presentation on poverty as part of a monthly lecture series that the hospital has convened to examine pressing social problems facing their area. Our… Read more [More...]