About Us

Count the Costs is a nonpartisan, statewide effort to identify evidence-based strategies which lower the incarceration rate of women in Oklahoma. Statewide policy groups, nonprofits, key agencies, organizations, advocates and stakeholders are taking part in this effort. Our purpose is to build statewide awareness, promote innovative and effective solutions using best practices, and effect change [...]

About Us

Count the Costs is a nonpartisan, statewide effort to identify evidence-based strategies which lower the incarceration rate of women in Oklahoma. Statewide policy groups, nonprofits, key agencies, organizations, advocates and stakeholders are taking part in this effort. Our purpose is to build statewide awareness, promote innovative and effective solutions using best practices, and effect change [...]

About Us

Count the Costs is a nonpartisan, statewide effort to identify evidence-based strategies which lower the incarceration rate of women in Oklahoma. Statewide policy groups, nonprofits, key agencies, organizations, advocates and stakeholders are taking part in this effort. Our purpose is to build statewide awareness, promote innovative and effective solutions using best practices, and effect change [...]

About Us

Count the Costs is a nonpartisan, statewide effort to identify evidence-based strategies which lower the incarceration rate of women in Oklahoma. Statewide policy groups, nonprofits, key agencies, organizations, advocates and stakeholders are taking part in this effort. Our purpose is to build statewide awareness, promote innovative and effective solutions using best practices, and effect change through facilitated partnerships and collaboration.  Read More

Quick Tabs

Tulsa World: Justice system examined in Oklahoma’s top-rank for female incarcerations

by: BARBARA PALMER Oklahoma Watch Sunday, January 30, 2011 Editor’s Note Oklahoma Watch is an independent investigative and in-depth reporting team that partners with news organizations and higher education to produce impact journalism in the public interest. This is the first installment in a series of stories in which Oklahoma Watch, the Tulsa World and The Oklahoman are examining the issue of Oklahoma’s female incarceration rate. For more, visit tulsaworld.com/okwatch. In... 

NewsOK: Women in Recovery Program succeeding

Women in Recovery program in Tulsa succeeding with treatment instead of punishment A Tulsa-based public-private partnership, Women in Recovery, is a pilot program for alternative treatment programs lawmakers are considering enacting elsewhere in Oklahoma in order to alleviate the state’s prison crisis. BY JOHN ESTUS jestus@opubco.com Oklahoman Published: December 12, 2010 Deanise... 

NewsOK: OKC developing recovery program

Oklahoma City developing program similar to Tulsa’s Women in Recovery Women in Recovery was created to reduce Oklahoma’s nation-leading female incarceration rate. BY JOHN ESTUS jestus@opubco.com Oklahoman    1 Published: December 12, 2010 The Oklahoma City metro area will soon have an alternative sentencing option... 

Children and Families

Children of incarcerated parents are at a higher risk of drug use, poor school performance, extreme poverty and are more likely to be incarcerated during their lifetime. Also, incarcerating women who are mothers has an irreversible impact on the lives of children and families.

Communities and State

We can get a better return for our taxpayer dollars by investing in alternative programs that hold nonviolent offenders accountable and help them become productive, taxpaying members of our communities.

Future

Incarcerating nonviolent female offenders perpetuates the intergenerational cycle of incarceration, which will ultimately impact the safety of our communities.