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State Overview

Domestic Violence Legislation:Yes (Title 22, 60-1)
NIBRS Status:Certified
Additional IBR Elements:Yes
Law Enforcement DV System:Incident-based
Service Provider DV System:Incident-based
Service Provider SA System:Incident-based

State Summary

Oklahoma does have domestic violence legislation that includes same-sex romantic relationships. Currently, the state is certified to report State Incident-Based Reporting System (SIBRS) data to the FBI and 235 of the state law enforcement agencies are submitting data. The system is very similar to NIBRS, with the exception that a separate domestic violence code is available under report type. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI), which developed SIBRS, also collects additional identifying information for victims, such as date of birth, height, weight, hair and eye color, marital status, driver's license number, and social security number. These additional data elements are also collected for suspects/arrestees, as well as information about employment/occupation and gang or tribe affiliation. Vehicle information is also captured, including type, tag number, year, VIN, make, model, style, and color. The OSBI also maintains a separate data collection system for domestic violence incidents reported by agencies not currently reporting SIBRS data. Summary counts of domestic violence incidents are submitted monthly on a standardized form. All data are available upon request.

The Oklahoma Office of the Attorney General maintains the Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board database, which includes information since 1998. The Board is statutorily authorized to collect data from 11 different sources including law enforcement and court records. Select data are published in annual reports.

Information from domestic violence and sexual assault programs is collected by the Office of Attorney General Victims Services Unit. The domestic violence and sexual assault programs funded by the Attorney General's Office report information on client demographics and services via the Oklahoma Victim Information System (OVIS) and the OAG Web-based data collection portal. The Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault does not collect any information from state service providers.

State Projects

  • Police Planning and Problem Solving Through Incident-Based Reporting Data
    Funded by the ASA/BJS Small Grants Research Program, researchers are analyzing incident-based reporting data to identify characteristics and trends in domestic violence cases. Researchers plan to use the findings to create a resource guide for local law enforcement agencies. The project began in June 2010 and will conclude October 31, 2012.

  • The Oklahoma Lethality Assessment Intervention Study
    Researchers at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, State of Oklahoma Department of Health, Arizona State University, and Johns Hopkins University are working together to evaluate the effectiveness of a brief 11-item Lethality Assessment and intervention protocol implemented by police officers, supported by social service providers, and conducted at the scene of a domestic violence incident. The study will determine whether this new approach will decrease the rates of repeat, lethal and near lethal intimate partner violence (IPV) and increase the rates of help seeking behaviors among IPV victims. Special attention will be paid to the interaction effects of race/ethnicity (especially Native American race/ethnicity), police jurisdiction, and arrest. Seven Oklahoma police departments along with DV service providers in their area are participating: Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Broken Arrow, El Reno, Stillwater, Tahlequah, Cherokee Nation Marshall Service.

  • Oklahoma Violent Death Reporting System
    Oklahoma is participating in the National Violent Death Reporting System. The Oklahoma Violent Death Reporting System (OKVDRS) collects data from death certificates, medical examiner (ME) reports, law enforcement reports, and Oklahoma Child Death Review Board data on all homicides, suicides, unintentional firearm deaths, undetermined manner deaths, and legal interventions. OK-VDRS data has been collected since 2004. The data are maintained by the Oklahoma State Department of Health Injury Prevention Service (IPS). The IPS assists the Oklahoma Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board in identifying cases of domestic violence homicide and provides death certificate data and copies of ME reports.

  • President's Family Justice Center Initiative
    The PFJCI is a pilot program administered by the Office on Violence Against Women that has awarded more than $20 million to 15 communities across the country for the planning, development, and establishment of comprehensive domestic violence victim service and support centers. The goal of the PFJCI is to make a victim's search for help and justice more efficient and effective by bringing professionals who provide an array of services together under one roof. The Ann Patterson Dooley Family Safety Center provides services from a variety of on-site partners.

  • STOP Violence Against Women Grant Program (VAWA)
    The purpose of the STOP VAWA Program is to develop and strengthen the criminal justice system's response to violence against women and to support and enhance services for victims. The Program encourages victim service providers, prosecutors, law enforcement, and the courts to implement coordinated multidisciplinary approaches to address domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. The Oklahoma District Attorneys Council acts as the state administering agency for this federal grant program. Lists of annual awardees are available online.

  • Sexual Assault Services Program Grant (SASP)
    These funds support the establishment, maintenance, and expansion of sexual assault services by non-governmental victim services programs to assist those victimized by sexual assault. The purpose of the grant is to provide intervention, advocacy, accompaniment, support services, and related assistance for adult, youth, and child victims of sexual assault, family and household members of victims, and those collaterally affected by sexual assault other than perpetrators. Lists of annual awardees are available online.

  • Rural Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Assistance Grant
    Unlike VAWA and SASP, this is a competitive discretionary grant awarded to the Oklahoma District Attorneys Council on behalf of five rural District Attorney Districts in Oklahoma. The primary purpose of the program is to enhance the safety of child, youth, and adult victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking by supporting projects uniquely designed to address and prevent these crimes in rural jurisdictions. This project funds prosecutors and investigators in rural jurisdictions who are assigned exclusively cases involving domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking and ensuring victim safety.

  • Safeline Program
    The Safeline is a toll-free accessible 24-hour hotline for individuals seeking help or information about domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. It offers confidential calls with trained individuals who understand issues of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking; assistance in safety planning; and referrals to crisis centers, shelters, and other state resources. Assistance is available in 150 languages. This service is maintained by the Oklahoma Office of the Attorney General.

  • Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) Program
    VINE allows crime victims to obtain timely and reliable information about hearing dates and changes and the custody status of offenders 24 hours a day. Victims and other concerned citizens can also register to be notified by phone, email, text message, or TTY devices when an offender's custody status changes. Users register through participating state or county toll-free numbers. This service is maintained by the Oklahoma Office of the Attorney General.

  • Oklahoma Address Confidentiality Program (ACP)
    This program provides victims who have moved to a new location unknown to their abuser with a substitute address for use when interacting with state and local agencies. It also provides participants with a cost-free first-class mail forwarding service. The ACP allows the state to contribute to the safety of victims by denying abusers the opportunity to use public records as a means to violate the rights of others. This service is maintained by the Oklahoma Office of the Attorney General.

Available Reports

General Crime Statistics

Domestic Violence

Sexual Assault

Sample Data Collection Forms

The Oklahoma SBI collects data from incident-based agencies using a standard incident report; summary agencies submit the Domestic Abuse Report:

The Office of the Attorney General Victim Services Unit collects Family Violence Prevention and Services Act service provider information using this template:

The Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services previously collected service provider data using this form:

The District Attorneys Council collects victim information using this form:

Available Data

Domestic Violence

Sexual Assault

Links to State Agencies and Resources