Tulsa, OK – Parents, professionals, and politicians agree. Tulsa County's Juvenile Justice Center is no longer adequate to do the best job of helping save at-risk children. They say it's out-dated, too small, and not capable of being 'band-aided' any more. They want a new justice complex. In part one, center director Brent Wolfe outlines the problems with the facilities, the daily struggle for employees and clients alike and why the existing structure can't just be renovated.
Anne Tarbel is the parent of a teenager who became involved with drugs and got into trouble.
She says programs offered by the juvenile justice system is helping him deal with his 'demons'. Without those, she says she did not know where to turn. She supports a new center so kids like her son can continue getting help.