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Progress cited at Oklahoma juvenile lockup

BY JULIE BISBEE Modified: December 2, 2010 at 5:22 pm •  Published: December 6, 2008
e lawsuit also said offenders were not adequately protected from abuse by staff or other juveniles.

Federal monitors will keep visiting for three years, and the facility must stay in compliance with the agreement for at least a year after the monitoring period, Christian said.

Improving education
Juvenile Affairs has hired a director for education of juveniles at Rader, the Central Oklahoma Juvenile Center and the Southwest Juvenile Center. The Justice Department said Juvenile Affairs wasn’t meeting the needs of special education students. Christian said the new position will oversee the special education component and look for ways to improve juvenile offenders’ instruction.

Christian said assaults at Rader continue to drop. Juvenile-on-juvenile assaults dropped 40 percent during the last reporting period, which ended in October, he said.