House of Representatives

Dobrinski Comments on Bouse’s Appointment to OJA Board

7/13/2021 2:42:00 PM

OKLAHOMA CITY – Rep. Mike Dobrinski, R-Okeene, today commented on the appointment of Bartlett Bouse to the Oklahoma Board of Juvenile Affairs by House Speaker Charles McCall, R-Atoka.

“Mr. Bouse’s career in family law and juvenile justice, as well as his experience in the district attorney’s office, will be invaluable as he serves on the Office of Juvenile Affairs Board of Directors,” Dobrinski said. “I am pleased Bart has agreed to serve his community and northwest Oklahoma in this capacity, and believe he will do so with honor and distinction”

Dobrinski recommended Bouse, a constituent, and he thanked Speaker McCall for appointing him to the board. Bouse’s term will start immediately. He replaces board member Sean Burrage.

The Board of Juvenile Affairs sets policy for the Office of Juvenile Affairs (OJA) and is the rulemaking body for the office. The board is responsible for reviewing and approving the budget, assisting the agency in planning activities related to the priorities and policies of the agency, providing a public forum for receiving comments and disseminating information to the public, and establishing contracting procedures for the agency and guidelines for rates of payment for services provided by contract.

Bouse, of Woodward, received his juris doctorate from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, and a bachelor of science in accounting from Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva.

He has practiced general law at his personal firm, Bouse Law Firm, in Woodward, since July 1999. Before that, he was an assistant district attorney in the district attorney’s office in Woodward.

Bouse is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association and is admitted to practice in Oklahoma, the U.S. District Court-Western District of Oklahoma and the U.S. Court of Appeals-10th Circuit.

He served as a member of the Western Plains Youth and Family Service Board, including as president of the board, and as a member of the Woodward County Post Adjudication Review Board.  He was commissioner of the Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth and a board member of the Woodward United Fund. Bouse also has served on a number of civic boards, commissions and campaigns.