Ohio launches juvenile justice working group
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has announced the formation of a new working group that will examine the state of juvenile justice corrections in Ohio.
Dubbed the Ohio Juvenile Justice Working Group, the group will review the juvenile justice operations at the Ohio Department of Youth Services and of the agency's partnerships with county juvenile detention facilities.
The group will holistically review and offer recommendations on a wide range of topics including youth safety, education, reentry support and health and mental health service.
Gov. DeWine's office says they will also examine staffing levels and staff safety, training, recruitment and retention.
The group will be chaired by Tom Stickrath, former director of the Ohio DYS and Ohio Department of Public Safety.
It will also be composed of current and former juvenile judges and child study experts.