Juvenile Justice

LWVO's Position on Juvenile Justice

Supports community-based, least restrictive placement; rights and humane treatment of children who are juvenile offenders; alternative educational services; gender-specific treatment programs; unbiased treatment regardless of race or ethnicity; statewide uniform standards for dealing with juvenile records. Opposes holding children in adult jails. Read more...

May 2014-Tour of Indian River Juvenile Correctional Facility 

The Juvenile Justice Coalition has arranged a tour of Indian River Juvenile Correctional Facility on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, from 10:30 - 2 pm. The address is 2775 Indian River Road Massillon, OH 44646. Please email Jean Byrd at jeanbyrd@sbcglobal.net if you want to go. The DYS needs to know in advance the names of the individuals who want to tour, for security purposes.

March 2014-Amicus Brief

On March 11, 2014, LWVO filed an amicus brief opposing mandatory bindover in the Ohio's juvenile justice system. Read more... 

November 2002-LWVO's Juvenile Justice Study

In 2002, LWVO produced a report that includes background materials on Juvenile Justice. Read more...


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