Summary: In Oklahoma, thousands of innocent children and youth face the terror of abuse and neglect. Now is the time for our state to commit to bold changes. Improving the system that protects children and youth will bring a significant return on investment-saving lives and creating a brighter future for Oklahoma.
To this end, the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation convened three summits of over 100 professionals in the broader child protection system. These professionals generated 20 Priorities for Change to help children and youth heal from the trauma of abuse and neglect and reach their potential as self-sustaining adults. This document details those 20 Priorities for Change.