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, recently wrote an article for the Akron Beacon Journal titled, “Youth in Adult Prison, the ‘forgotten ones,’ Except in Ohio.” The article focused on juvenile justice reform in Ohio.
The article states:
As a Justice on the Ohio Supreme Court, I became very interested in juvenile justice issues, even though, as a former trial judge, I had never had a juvenile docket. I started the Advisory Committee on Mental Illness and Criminal Justice, and we had a very active juvenile justice subcommittee. I also joined a national effort to work on juvenile justice reform. Ohio was part of that work, and we succeeded in passing significant legislative reforms in Ohio.
Ohio has long been a leader in juvenile justice reform. RECLAIM was a highly successful funding method to redirect monies to local courts and communities if youth were treated in a local setting rather than sent to detention through the Department of Youth Services.
To read the entire article click here.