By Eagle Newswire
Founder of the Terence Crutcher Foundation, Dr. Tiffany Crutcher has been appointed to the Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform (OCJR) Board. Led by former House Speaker Kris Steele, Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform is a coalition of business and community leaders, law enforcement experts, and advocates across the state. In 2016, OCJR lead the “Yes on 780 and 781” initiative. The Coalition helped to pass ballot measures that reclassified drug possession as a misdemeanor and reinvested savings in alternatives and treatment. Oklahoma voters overwhelmingly supported these common sense reforms that make our community safer by addressing the root causes of crime and helping return people who have committed low-level offenses to productive lives.
We are committed to passing continued reforms in Oklahoma that will safely reduce Oklahoma’s bloated prison population, save taxpayer dollars, reinvest in alternatives, and keep families together. Crutcher serves alongside other board members which include; Sue Ann Arnall, President, Arnall Family Foundation, Clay Bennett, Owner Oklahoma City Thunder & Chairman, Dorchester Capital Corporation, Sarah Edwards, Director, Crowe & Dunlevy (Oklahoma Office), Susan Esco, Community Advocate for Oklahoma’s Marginalized Women, Danielle Ezell, former Executive Director, Oklahoma Women’s Coalition, Gene Rainbolt, Chairman Emeritus, BancFirst Corporation, Felicity Rose, Director of Research – Criminal Justice Reform, FWD.us, Amy Santee, Senior Program Officer, George Kaiser Family Foundation, Kris Steele, Executive Director, TEEM, former Speaker of the House, Tom Ward, CEO, Mach Resources, Rev. George Young, Ph.D., Oklahoma State Senator.
In a statement Crutcher stated: “I am incredibly excited to be a part of such a life changing organization. OCJR will change the lives of many families in the state Oklahoma as we strive to give people a second chance at leading productive lives. The mission of OCJR lines up with my daily pursuit of justice and equality for the lives of the black, brown, and poor people who deal with systemic racism on a daily basis. I am committed to this mission and look forward to engaging my community to help propel OCJR’s agenda forward.”
FOR CONSIDERATION IN 2019, Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform has developed 14 smart reforms that stop prison growth, reduce the prison population and improve public safety. To learn more, visit https://okjusticereform.org/.