Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy
3800 N Classen Blvd
Suite 230
Oklahoma City OK 73118
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy
Mission Statement
The mission of the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy is to improve the health, safety, education and economic well-being of children and youth by creating awareness, taking action, and changing policy. Our mission and statewide leadership role is based on the belief that all children need to be: safe, healthy, and heard. That means children depend on us to be their protectors, providers, and voice! Our goal is to improve Oklahoma children's lives so that they may have:
* A nurturing family in a supportive community
* Quality healthcare 
* Quality educational opportunities throughout their childhood
* Protection from all forms of abuse, neglect, exploitation, and violence
* Economic security and freedom from poverty
* Equal opportunities and freedom from racial disparities
* The chance to achieve their potential and their dreams
Our motivation: knowing that Oklahomans care deeply about their children and knowing that children rely on caring adults to give voice to their needs, protect them from harm and help them grow. We embrace the "power of one" knowing that one caring adult can make a profound difference in the life of a child. We mobilize the "power of many" knowing that our collective voice can result in positive and lasting change to meet the needs of our state's children. 
Contact Information
Contact Name Joe Dorman
Contact email jdorman@oica.org
Address 3800 N Classen Blvd
Suite 230
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
Phone (405) 236-5437
Fax 405-236-5439
County Oklahoma County
How to Give
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $1,236,463.00
Projected Expenses $1,236,463.00
History and Background
Former Names
NameYear
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy1983
Year Founded 1983
IRS Ruling Year 1984
Statements
Mission
The mission of the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy is to improve the health, safety, education and economic well-being of children and youth by creating awareness, taking action, and changing policy. Our mission and statewide leadership role is based on the belief that all children need to be: safe, healthy, and heard. That means children depend on us to be their protectors, providers, and voice! Our goal is to improve Oklahoma children's lives so that they may have:
* A nurturing family in a supportive community
* Quality healthcare 
* Quality educational opportunities throughout their childhood
* Protection from all forms of abuse, neglect, exploitation, and violence
* Economic security and freedom from poverty
* Equal opportunities and freedom from racial disparities
* The chance to achieve their potential and their dreams
Our motivation: knowing that Oklahomans care deeply about their children and knowing that children rely on caring adults to give voice to their needs, protect them from harm and help them grow. We embrace the "power of one" knowing that one caring adult can make a profound difference in the life of a child. We mobilize the "power of many" knowing that our collective voice can result in positive and lasting change to meet the needs of our state's children. 
Background Founded in 1983, the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy was created by people who care passionately about the well-being of children. It was established as a result of a lawsuit over the maltreatment of a youth in state custody; Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy is charged with the duty of being an unwavering, nonpartisan, unbiased and trusted voice for children in Oklahoma.
CEO/Executive Director Statement
It is an honor to be part of an organization that plays such an important leadership role in promoting policies, programs, and partnerships focused on improving the lives of our state's youngest and most vulnerable residents -- our children and youth. One in every four children in Oklahoma is growing up in poverty. This is not an "Oklahoma Standard" to be proud of or accept. With the help of caring citizens and groups across our state, we are focused on ensuring that all Oklahoma children grow up healthy, educated, valued, cared for and protected from harm, with opportunities -- regardless of their family circumstances -- to learn, grow and thrive. Our goal is to make Oklahoma the best place in our country to be a child, knowing that when all of our state's children and families prosper, our state prospers. We have a lot of work to do to achieve that goal. 
 
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Oklahoma - Statewide
Oklahoma - Statewide
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Public & Societal Benefit/Alliances & Advocacy
Tertiary Organizational Category Youth Development/Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
Programs
Description The Institute is a trusted, independent voice speaking on behalf of Oklahoma's children and their needs at the State Capitol when program and policy decisions are made. For three decades, the Institute has been an effective and persistent advocate for children on a broad range of issues and across a broad range of ages, from infants and early childhood to adolescents and young adults. The Institute recruits, educates, and mobilizes Oklahomans to create wins for children.
Strategy
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program.
  • Promoting critical improvements in the Department of Human Service child welfare system to increase safety, stability, and quality of care for thousands of Oklahoma children in the state's foster care system.
  • Helping recruit and support more foster care families to provide nurturing environments for the children and teens until they can return to a safe, permanent family setting. 
  • Increasing availability of food and nutrition programs for children in high poverty areas to reduce hunger and food insecurity. 
  • Promoting opportunities for addressing the special needs of the more than 26,000 Oklahoma children who have parents in prison.
  • Enabling schools, through Shared Use legislation, to be community centers for health/fitness recreational activities for children/youth by removing liability concerns for schools that want to keep their doors open during after school hours.  
  • Improving the quality of health and prevention programs for youth in foster care and juvenile justice group home settings.
Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state.
For 30+ years, OICA has raised awareness of critical needs of our state's children and youth; identified policy and program solutions; educated citizens and policymakers about the facts, the best-practices responses, and the state's return on investment; and mobilized supportive citizens, organizations, coalitions, and communities to seek results that achieve positive change for kids. A long-term goal and major success indicator is to ensure that all children and youth in Oklahoma are healthy, safe, well-educated, economically secure, resilient, and thriving, regardless of their family or life circumstances. We are dedicated to increasing the odds that all of our state's children have the opportunities and resources they need to succeed. OICA works with state and community agencies, organizations, and coalitions to identify the priority issues on child well-being, then provides leadership for those issues at the state legislature and working with state and community leaders.
 
Description
This is the premier source for data on the health and well-being of Oklahoma's children, including county profiles and rankings. The Institute prepares special reports and factsheets on timely, relevant issues to inform program and policy discussions, such as children of incarcerated parents and Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) research. Oklahoma KIDS COUNT is part of The Annie E. Casey Foundation's KIDS COUNT Network offering a wealth of national data and state comparisons.
www.datacenter.kidscount.org
Strategy
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state. OICA has been the sole organization responsible for collecting and compiling Oklahoma KIDS COUNT data on child well-being indicators since 1994. State and local policymakers, child and youth-serving organizations, and individual citizens rely on KIDS COUNT data as a trusted source of accurate state and county level information on the status of Oklahoma's children and families. The legislature's severe budget cuts to programs and services for Oklahoma's poorest and most vulnerable children have heightened the need for KIDS COUNT to amplify its data and resource-sharing efforts. Our goal is to develop creative, compelling, cost-efficient ways to reach more Oklahomans who will use this data to inform program and policy discussions in their communities and at the state level. KIDS COUNT resources have the potential to become a powerful, effective tool in supporting those who work on behalf of children and youth, especially the most vulnerable children who need a voice and a champion.
Description
This initiative promotes effective, evidence-based approaches that blend quality youth development strategies and risk reduction efforts, with a special emphasis on the prevention of teen pregnancy. The go-to resource for factsheets, current research, trainings and guidance on programs that work, the initiative has partnered, also, with the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center on major youth asset/prevention research.
Strategy
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) At-Risk Populations
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Joe Dorman
Start Date Sept 2016
Email jdorman@oica.org
Experience
Joe Dorman was named CEO of the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy in September 2016, adding a new chapter to his life-long commitment to public service which was sparked in high school when he served as a page in the Oklahoma Legislature. "It is an honor to work with a committed network of caring leaders across Oklahoma who want to see our state do the best it can for its children and youth," he said.
 
Joe received his B.A. in Political Science from Oklahoma State University and a Master's in Public Administration from the University of Central Oklahoma. Following college, he became a state legislative staff member, then served 12 years in the Oklahoma House of Representatives from House District 65, holding positions of Assistant Majority Floor Leader and Minority Caucus Vice-Chair. As the Democratic candidate for governor in the 2014 election, he had the opportunity to visit with Oklahomans in all 77 counties, learning more about their needs, as well as their hopes and dreams for their communities and families -- particularly their hopes for their children.
 
In addition to years of public service at the state level, Joe has served his hometown as a Rush Springs Town Council member, and has provided leadership for national organizations, including as the Oklahoma liaison for the American Council of Young Political Leaders. Always a champion for youth leadership opportunities, Joe helped create mock legislature programs and works to engage young people in the political process. He extensive involvement in civic organizations includes Leadership Oklahoma, Oklahoma Academy, OKC Bricktown Rotary, Rush Springs Lions Club, and as chair of the Rush Springs Watermelon Festival. He is a member of the board of directors for the Jasmine Moran Children's Museum, the CARE Center, and the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation. His numerous recognitions have included the Journal Record's "Achievers Under 40" award and the Legislative Excellence Award from the Rural Health Association. 
 
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Janene FluhrResearch and Training Director
Lani HabrockKIDS COUNT Director
Sharon RodineYouth Initiatives Director
Staff
Number of Full-time Staff 10
Number of Part-time Staff 0
Number of Contract Staff 1
Number of Volunteers 50
Staff Retention Rate 0
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Caucasian 7
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 8
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Yes
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Yes
Number of Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Sept 2012
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Collaborations
    
Awards
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Dean's Award for Distinguished Community ServiceUniversity of Oklahoma College of Medicine - Excellence Awards2016
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Board Chair
Name Ms. Effie Craven
Company Affiliation Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
Term Jan 2017 to Dec 2018
Email ecraven@email.arizona.edu
Board of Directors
List Current as of Jan 01, 2017
Board of Directors List
NameAffiliationStatus
Mr. Terry Boehrer RSMVoting
Mr. Jay Scott Brown Business ownerVoting
Ms. Samonia Byford Voting
Ms. Laura Choate Community AdvocateVoting
Ms. Brondalyn "Nicole" Coleman CASAVoting
Ms. Effie Craven Regional Food Bank of OklahomaVoting
Mr. William (Bill) Doenges Businessman/AttorneyVoting
Mr. Michael Doyle CPA, retired
Ms. Jonette Dunlap Voting
Ms. Christine Farha University of Oklahoma StudentNonVoting
Ms. Sandy Foster Voting
Ms. Jill LeVan Community VolunteerVoting
Mr. Hieu Nguyen Voting
Ms. Cecilia Robinson Woods Supt., Millwood Public SchoolsVoting
Mr. Mitchell Rozin AttorneyVoting
Mr. Chad Wilsie Eide BaillyVoting
Mr. Charles Wood Sonic CorporationVoting
Ms. Tanisha Woods Voting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 12
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 2
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 8
Female 10
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3 years
Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Percentage of Board Making In-Kind Contributions to the Organization 50 %
Board Orientation Yes
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Standing Committees
Board Governance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Finance
Executive
Legislative
Comments on Board & Governance
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments OICA has retained nonprofit attorney, Jeri Towler, to provide guidance on our policies (personnel, board bylaws and operations), as needed.
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2016-Dec 31, 2016
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $1,236,463
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $1,236,463
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Revenue$1,570,382$1,655,514$1,590,662
Total Expenses$1,388,775$1,585,215$1,531,999
Revenue Less Expenses$181,607$70,299$58,663
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$452,995$503,134$456,722
Government Contributions$761,244$894,880$970,689
Federal$761,244$889,880$965,689
State--$5,000$5,000
Local------
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions$23,842$26,481$23,464
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$327,113$227,371$135,407
Investment Income, Net of Losses$432$393$158
Unrealized Gain/Loss------
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Other$4,756$3,255$4,222
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$1,272,820$1,464,456$1,402,136
Administration Expense$70,411$78,904$62,162
Fundraising Expense$45,544$41,855$67,701
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.131.041.04
Program Expense/Total Expenses92%92%92%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue4%3%5%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$467,627$354,037$226,850
Current Assets$460,522$326,968$198,965
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$34,253$102,270$45,382
Total Net Assets$433,374$251,767$181,468
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities13.443.204.38
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovt - Fed $761,244Govt - Fed $889,880Govt - Fed $965,689
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFoundations & Corporations $452,995Foundations & Corporations $503,134Foundations & Corporations $456,722
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revenue $327,113Earned Revenue $227,371Earned Revenue $135,407
Endowment? No
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Credit Line? No
Reserve Fund? Yes
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? No
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from audited financial statements.
 
Organizations with a GiveSmartOKC profile are responsible for updating information annually within 45 days following the end of their fiscal year.
 
Address 3800 N Classen Blvd
Suite 230
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
Primary Phone 405 236-5437
Contact Email jdorman@oica.org
CEO/Executive Director Joe Dorman
Board Chair Ms. Effie Craven
Board Chair Company Affiliation Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma