Justin Jones
Phone: (918)596-5971 Fax: (918)596-4523

Chief Judge:
Doris Fransein

Tulsa County Juvenile Bureau
315 S. Gilcrease Museum Rd.
Tulsa, OK 74127

Tulsa County Family Justice Center

The mission of the Tulsa County Family Justice Center is to collaboratively promote and administer prevention, justice and effective treatment in a fair, timely and appropriate manner with dignity and respect for the needs of the children, youth and families and for the safety or our community.

Oklahoma developed one of the first juvenile courts in the county in 1909.  In 1950, the Tulsa county Juvenile Court was established in its own facility and provided a judge specializing in juvenile law.  In 1968, a juvenile center was built to house the courts and the supportive programs for the juvenile justice system.

The programs of the Family Justice Center serve those youth and families involved in the juvenile courts, or at risk for involvement.  The Juvenile Bureau serves over four thousand youth and their families per year and provides the following services and programs.


The Intake Department receives all referrals of youth that have committed an offense, conducting an assessment and recommending a disposition.  The majority of referrals are diverted out of the juvenile justice system and into community services for further follow. 


The Probation Department serves youth and families that have been found to be delinquent.  Probation functions as both counseling and monitoring for the youth.  Over ninety percent of the youth that complete probation do not reoffend.           


The Detention Home is a twenty four hour a day programmatic and structured secure custody operation utilized as a temporary holding facility for youth pending a court appearance or placement by the court.  While in detention, youth are involved in skill building programs and educational classes taught by Tulsa Public Schools.

Special Programs




The Intensive Supervision Program or ISP was developed as an alternative to detention placement.  Detained youth capable of residing safely in the community, but in need of intense supervision, are placed on homebound detention and referred to ISP.


Phoenix Rising provides and educational, skill building and behavioral treatment day program for youth on probation.  This program works collaboratively with Tulsa Public Schools and utilizes the Big Picture Model School guidelines.


Check and Connect is a truancy/drop-out prevention program provided for targeted youth and families in Tulsa Public Schools elementary and middle schools.


Girl Power is a preventative skill building program provided for probation youth and targeted youth and family in Tulsa Public School’s elementary and middle schools.


Pre-op is a Child In Need of Supervision program provided to prevent formal involvement in the juvenile justice system.  Families and youth are assessed and referred to community services to assist with their needs.


Family Drug Court is a specialized court docket that achieves speedier reunification of children with their families by increasing the probability of successful substance abuse treatment and parenting skills.