Since May 20, 2008 the Ohio Department of Youth Services has been implementing a Stipulation requiring extensive reforms to Ohio’s juvenile corrections system. As a result of ongoing progress the terms of that stipulation have now been reduced. Many areas are in compliance and no longer subject to court monitoring. Other areas will only be reviewed for quality assurance. In the areas of mental health and special management units direct court monitoring will continue until the Department achieves substantial compliance, which should be within six months to a year. During the implementation of the Stipulation the number of youth locked in DYS facilities has been cut from 2000 to approximately 600 while community based treatment options have greatly expanded. Al Gerhardstein is lead counsel on the class action. Co Counsel Kim Tandy of the Children’s Law Center and Cincinnati Attorney Jennifer Kinsley.
Gerhardstein & Branch along with the Innocence Project announce Landmark Civil Rights Settlement with the City of Cincinnati for an Independent Audit of Homicide DNA Evidence
(Cincinnati, OH — September 14, 2020) The New York-based Innocence Project and Cincinnati law firm Gerhardstein & Branch have negotiated a...
Inside Your Police Force: A Black officer’s perspective and how history impacts community relations today
On Sunday, August 16, Tommy Britt would have turned 27 years old if he had not died after being denied medical help at the Hamilton County Jail...