We at the Ohio Justice & Policy Center are saddened by the results of tonight’s election with regards to Issue 1. Our team worked tirelessly on this proposed amendment from the first draft to election night. OJPC supported Issue 1 because we saw a problem with our criminal justice system. Our criminal justice system is […]
Maybe you volunteered with the Issue 1 campaign. Maybe you collected signatures or canvassed your neighborhood or proudly displayed a yard sign. Maybe you voted “yes.” We’re incredibly thankful for all of it. And it wasn’t for nothing. Ohio is energized about criminal justice reform at this moment. We’re talking about sentencing reform, drug policy, […]
This Op-Ed was written by David Singleton for The Cincinnati Herald. So many of our friends and loved ones across our community are treading water—and even drowning —in the sea of addiction and incarceration. Our criminal justice, prison and drug treatment system can’t address the needs of those who want help, and that must change. […]
“It’s that mind-heart connection that I believe compels us to not just be attentive to all the bright and dazzling things, but also the dark and difficult things.” -Bryan Stevenson My name is Erin Broderick. I’m a summer intern at the Ohio Justice & Policy Center and a rising sophomore at The Ohio State University. […]
2018 summer intern Erin Phillips describes how a parable “The Starfish Story” taught her the importance of fighting for sustainable system change.