|Updated: 1/22 5:08 pm
||Published: 1/09 3:46 pm
Tulsa County officials say they want to do better for area children.
They said the Juvenile Center is overcrowded and the district attorney said there are not enough courtrooms to manage the caseload.
On top of that, they said three of the four courtrooms are too small. Only eight people are allowed inside and families have very little privacy.
“Shame on us, how are we going to turn the next generation, who is going awry, whether they're neglected or abused or they're delinquent, when we bring them into a place when you walk in you say this is it?” asked DA Tim Harris.
The county is holding a series of public safety meetings to discuss improvements.
The meetings are:
LaFortune Park Community Center
5202 S. Hudson Ave
Hardesty Library: Frossard Auditorium
8316 E 93rd St.
Rudisill North Library Ancestral Hall
1520 N. Hardford
Meeting Hall at Central on Main
210 N. Main, Broken Arrow
TCC West Campus Student Center Auditorium
7505 W 41st
South County (Jenks/Glenpool) Community Center
13800 S. Peoria Ave, Bixby
Owasso Community Center
301 S. Cedar Street, Owasso