Ohio Public Defenders Office

Issue 1: Voters to decide whether judges would be required to consider public safety in setting bail

BY: - October 17, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland. Issue 1 on Ohio’s 2022 general election ballot will allow voters to determine if […]

Ohio Public Defenders call for systemic change in criminal justice system to address racism

BY: - June 9, 2020

About 50 lawyers, administrators and investigators from the Office of the Ohio Public Defender (OPD) circled Franklin Park on Monday afternoon, honoring the death of George Floyd, a black man killed by police, and protesting police violence and racial injustice in the courts.  The demonstration in Columbus was one of several across the country organized […]