2018 Champion City

Oklahoma City, OK : 2018 Champion City

Putting Nonviolent Offenders Back on Track

  • 638,367

  • Mick Cornett

  • Directly Elected Mayor

    Type of Government
  • 4 years

    Length of Term

The Problem

Nearly 77 percent of the inmates in the county’s overcrowded jail are nonviolent offenders whose crimes might be better addressed through mental health and community services.

The Idea

The City of Oklahoma City will prevent incarceration and reduce recidivism for nonviolent offenders by integrating crime, health, and social service data to target appropriate interventions.

What Mayor Mick Cornett is saying:

Our team is looking at how shared data, linked resources, and the use of community health workers can create a safer community and a sustainable and healthy lifestyle for those being redirected from the criminal justice.

Mick Cornett, Mayor of Oklahoma City, OK