Below is an archive of all news and announcements released by the Office of the Ohio Public Defender. Please see our home page for our most recent news releases.
May 15th, 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in In re Gault
, 387 U.S. 1. In conjunction with this celebration, the Children’s Law Center, ACLU of Ohio, and Ohio Public Defender are requesting an amendment to Ohio Juvenile Rule of Procedure 3 to strengthen a child’s right to counsel. Read more about the proposed amendment
, the amendment itself
, a letter of support for the amendment
from the National Juvenile Defender Center, and some statistics on the problem
this rule aims to fix. Read on to learn more about the Gault