Oklahoma Family Legal Advocates, Inc. (OkFLA)

(Currently operating only in Tulsa County District Court)

Mission Statement:

Reduce the number of children in foster care by providing free or low-cost legal and social support services for families involved in or at risk of being involved in the Oklahoma child welfare system.

Primary Goal:

Use legal and social support advocacy to empower families in overcoming the underlying problems they are facing that put the children in their care at risk of entering or lingering in foster care by:

  • Implementing evidence-based innovative practices that improve outcomes for children facing initial or prolonged child welfare involvement.
  • Integrating legal, social and other disciplines in advocating for and empowering families to overcome the underlying problems they are facing that put the children in their care at risk of entering or lingering in foster care.
  • Focusing on organizational efforts to remove the legal barriers that either cause children to enter foster care or force them to remain there.

Secondary Goals:

  • Promote community involvement through OkFLA Board sub-committees and the participation of volunteers.
  • Provide training through internships for students of law and social work.
  • Provide training for lawyers and DHS caseworkers.

OkFLA is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization modeled after the successful Detroit Center of Family Advocacy (DCFA) on the University of Michigan campus.  The information provided on this website is taken in whole or in part from the DCFA Replication Manual.  For more information on DCFA, click here.

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