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Alisha Edelen


Community Services, Choctaw Nation

Alisha Edelen graduated from Southeastern Oklahoma State University with a bachelor of arts degree in criminal justice. Alisha has nine years of experience with the Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs as a Juvenile Justice Specialist II. Alisha began her career with Choctaw Nation eight years ago as a Reintegration Specialist helping build the Reintegration Program to assist adult offenders postrelease from prison. Alisha became the Assistant Director of Juvenile Services at Choctaw Nation, as her true passion is working with at-risk youth. Alisha facilitated building and overseeing the Juvenile Healing to Wellness Program. Alisha came into her current role in 2021 after the expansion of Juveniles Services due to the McGirt ruling. Alisha enjoys spending time with her two children and stays actively involved in their activities.

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