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Lawson Named to Interstate Commission for Juveniles

The purpose of the board is to provide dispute resolution among compacting states, to promulgate rules and to supervise the interstate movement of juveniles.

OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Mark Lawson (R-Sapulpa) today commented on his appointment by House Speaker Charles McCall to serve on the Interstate Commission for Juveniles Board. His term begins immediately and ends in June, 2022.

The purpose of the board, as part of the Interstate Compact for Juveniles Act, is to provide dispute resolution among compacting states, to promulgate rules and to supervise the interstate movement of juveniles.

“It is an honor to be selected to serve in this capacity on behalf of our state’s youth,” Lawson said. “I have made it a point of my tenure in the House to work on behalf of those most in need of human services in our state and those that need our protection, including youth that find themselves in the juvenile justice system. They deserve our care and oversight as we work to rehabilitate them and reunite them with their families so they can become productive and positive contributors to society.”

Rep. Lawson was first elected to the House in 2016 and serves on the following committees:  chair of the Appropriations & Budget Subcommittee for Human Services; Appropriations & Budget; Children, Youth and Family Services; Government Efficiency; and the Joint Committee on Appropriations & Budget

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