Child Abuse

Oklahoma statutes define child abuse as harm or threatened harm to a child’s health or welfare by a person responsible for the child.  This includes non-accidental physical or mental injury, sexual abuse or neglect (Section 7102 of Title 10 of the OK. Statutes).  Every person, private citizen or professional who has reason to believe that a child has been abused, is mandated by law to promptly report the suspected abuse.  Failure to do so is a misdemeanor.  A person making a report in good faith is immune from civil or criminal liability.   The Director and staff of this facility are obligated to report any suspected child abuse under this statute.

Human Trafficking

As per state law 21 O.S. 870, every person having reason to believe that a person or child-placing agency is engaging in the crime of trafficking in children, as described in 21 O.S. 866, of the Oklahoma Statutes, reports the matter promptly to the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drug Control at 1-855-617-2288