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Tulsa County holding public meetings about juvenile center

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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:

January 13
LaFortune Park Community Center
5202 S. Hudson Ave

January 14
Hardesty Library: Frossard Auditorium
8316 E 93rd St.

January 16
Rudisill North Library Ancestral Hall
1520 N. Hardford

January 16
Meeting Hall at Central on Main
210 N. Main, Broken Arrow

January 21
TCC West Campus Student Center Auditorium
7505 W 41st

January 22
South County (Jenks/Glenpool) Community Center
13800 S. Peoria Ave, Bixby

January 23
Owasso Community Center
301 S. Cedar Street, Owasso

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Mayor Maynot - 1/22/2014 6:05 PM
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They want to do better for children??? Build more prisons for children?? More courts for children??? The pied piper of Hamlin did better than thatggjlb
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