RESTORE Task Force

About RESTORE Task Force

On May 20, 2019, Governor Kevin Stitt issued Executive Order 2019-22 to form the Criminal Justice Reentry, Supervision, Treatment and Opportunity Reform (RESTORE) Task Force.

The RESTORE task force brings together stakeholders across Oklahoma to discuss the criminal code, diversion programs, victims’ rights, and the prison system. The RESTORE Task Force will submit by December 6 criminal justice reform recommendations for consideration during the 2020 Legislative session. The Executive Order specifically calls for the task force to look at how to reduce Oklahoma’s incarceration rate, reduce the recidivism rate, and enhance and establish diversion programs. The Task Force will work in collaboration with the Criminal Justice Reclassification Coordination Council currently preparing a report to modernize and classify the criminal code, which will set the stage for additional sentencing reform and bail bond reform.

The 15-person Task Force is led by the Governor’s Secretary of Public Safety and includes the Attorney General and a designee made by the Speaker of the House and the President Pro Temp of the Senate.

2019-2020 Meeting Schedule 

The RESTORE Task Force Initiatial Report was released on January 10, 2020.