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Ohio Legal Help

Source: Ohio Legal Help

ohiolegalhelp.org is a site with direct access to resources for Ohioans in need of legal assistance for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to housing, families, debt, court appearances, public benefits, seniors, traffic, and more.

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  • housing
  • human rights
  • policing
  • pre-trial justice
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  • a person with a criminal record
  • legal professionals
  • students

Stress on the Streets: Race, Policing, Health and Increasing Trust, not Trauma

Source: Human Impact Partners with The Ohio Justice & Policy Center and The Ohio Organizing Collaborative

“This report draws upon existing research throughout the nation, as well as data from a survey of 470 Ohioans and information from eight focus groups held as part of the report. It explores the relationship between police-community relations and health, and identifies specific actions state and local-level decision makers can take to improve public health and public safety.”

(2015)

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  • advocacy
  • policing
  • policy
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  • advocates

No Access to Justice: Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness and Jail

Source: Vera Institute of Justice

This report outlines the ways in which people experiencing homelessness are vulnerable within the system and how this leads to negative outcomes at each justice system decision point. It also highlights the urgent need for alternate approaches to break the cycle.

By: Madeline Bailey, Erica Crew, and Madz Reeve, Aug. 2020

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  • advocacy
  • housing
  • human rights
  • policing
  • policy
  • pre-trial justice
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  • advocates
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Protests and the pandemic: Recommendations for a more equitable Cincinnati

Source: OJPC

On June 4, 2020, after more than a week of protests across the United States and almost three months into a global pandemic, The Ohio Justice & Policy Center and the Cincinnati Black United Front released a list of eight recommendations. These are concrete ways for law enforcement, prosecutors, courts, and local governments to respond to the two imminent threats to the livelihood of Black citizens: police brutality and the current pandemic.

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  • advocacy
  • coronavirus
  • human rights
  • policing
  • policy
  • pre-trial justice
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  • advocates