1/22/21

Stratton Featured in Spectrum News 1 Story on Ohio Senate Bill 2

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Vorys attorney Eve Stratton was quoted by Spectrum News 1 in a story regarding Senate Bill 2, which seeks to increase access to quality mental health care.

The story states: 

"Former Ohio Supreme Court Justice and longtime mental health advocate Evelyn Stratton said 70% of beds are used by criminal defendants.

'Many of these people aren't sick enough that they need to be in the hospital the whole time but right now they are,' said Stratton.

Non-violent defendants are sent to the hospital to see if they are competent to stand trial. They could be there for weeks even months before they are often released and subsequently re-arrested.

Both Stratton and Clemons have been working with Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services and Bowling Green Sen. Theresa Gavarone to fix the issue since 2016, when Gavarone was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives." 

To view the full story, click here.