Building Better Futures: A Discussion on the Detrimental Effects of a Criminal Conviction
Oklahomans involved in the criminal justice system have an average of $25,000+ in court debt due to court-levied fines and fees. These financial obligations create a vicious cycle that is often perpetrated most harshly on Oklahoma's communities of color. Even worse, lack of payment can lead to re-arrest, causing someone to lose housing and employment yet again. Oklahoma needs fines and fees reform, probation reform, and expungement reform to allow our citizens to return to productive lives and move on from their pasts.
Join our webinar co-sponsored by Langston University and the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice and our panelists Tianna Mayes of the Lawyers Collective, David Gateley of the Oklahoma Policy Institute, Ed Wunch of Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, and Sarah Edwards of Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform and OK Justice Action