Oklahoma State Industrial School for Girls

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Oklahoma State Industrial School for Girls
Opened 1917
Current Status Active
Building Style Single Building
Location Tecumseh, OK
Alternate Names
  • Russell Industrial School
  • Oklahoma State Industrial School for Incorrigible Girls
  • Central Oklahoma Juvenile Treatment Center
  • Central Oklahoma Juvenile Center (Current)




History[edit]

Central Oklahoma Juvenile Center (COJC) is located in Tecumseh, Oklahoma, on 30 acres of a 147.7-acre plat. It has been operational since 1917. It has gone through many transformations over the years and was formerly known as the Russell Industrial School, Oklahoma State Industrial School for Incorrigible Girls, the State Industrial School for White Girls, Girls Town and Central Oklahoma Juvenile Treatment Center. It has been known as COJC since August of 1992. Through the transitions it has served as a facility for orphans, children in need of mental health treatment, delinquents and youthful offenders. It was previously operated by the Department of Human Services but has been under the jurisdiction of the Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs since 1995. [1]

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