DUNCAN, OK (TNN) - The Office of Juvenile Affairs visited Duncan Monday night to meet with community members, and come up with solutions for juveniles in southwestern Oklahoma.
They were also gauging community members to get their input on the best use their funding.
When the Youth Services center closed last year in Duncan, many at-risk juveniles were left without their resource to help them get back on track.
As a group, they decided to focus on areas like counseling, getting families more involved through classes, and more extracurricular and community activities to keep these kids busy.
“With the closure of Stephens County Youth Services in the past year, this has just been an area that has had great need. So we decided to take this opportunity to bring our federal partners through the office of juvenile justice and delinquency prevention, so they are here to provide technical assistance to make a model that will start here and then hope to do for whole state,” said Laura Broyles, the Juvenile Specialist for OJA.
The OJA will visit both Jefferson County and Cotton County Tuesday.