2018 Champion City

Oklahoma City, OK : 2018 Champion City

Putting Nonviolent Offenders Back on Track

  • 638,367

  • David Holt

  • Directly Elected Mayor

    Type of Government
  • 4 years

    Length of Term
  • Health

    Issue Area

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 David Holt, Mayor of Oklahoma City, OK is saying:

We’re very excited to be among the Champion Cities in the Bloomberg Mayors Challenge and we’re equally excited to have the opportunity to test and refine our unique approach to applying a data-driven, holistic health approach to our city’s criminal justice reform efforts. We recognize that this effort, along with other reforms, has a real chance to change lives.


Our Prototyping Journey