6/20/18

Stratton Featured in NBC4 Columbus Story Titled “New Sheriff's Office Unit Aims to Address Mental Health Issues”

Attorneys & Professionals

Eve Stratton, of counsel in the Vorys Columbus office who prior to joining Vorys was a justice on the Supreme Court of Ohio, was featured in a NBC4 (WCMH) story about a new push from local law enforcement to give those with mental illness the help they need instead of going to jail.

The story states:

“‘People who are on drugs and alcohol get arrested, they do have withdrawal issues, but they get better in prison or jail. When people have mental issues who are arrested they get worse,’ said Stratton.

Stratton was a part of the push to get law enforcement across the state to form crisis intervention teams for the mentally ill. She is supportive of the sheriff's office's efforts.

‘It's amazing the transformation that happens when they get on medication they get treatment. They get housing they go back to school they get,' said Stratton.”

To read the watch a video with the entire segment, visit the NBC4 website.