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A Citizen’s Guide to the Cleveland Police Consent Decree with a Special Focus on Implications for Children & Young People

Date posted: February 14th, 2017

The Schubert Center supports advancing positive interactions between youth and police and promotes developmentally informed policies and practices. This guide was created to help the Cleveland community – and specifically young people – better understand the consent decree involving the CLE police. The Citizen’s Guide can be downloaded here.

MHRAC 2016 Annual Report Released

Date posted: February 3rd, 2017

The Mental Health Response Advisory Committee (MHRAC) released their 2016 annual report, detailing their work over the last year. Policy Director, Gabriella Celeste, co-chairs the MHRAC policy subcommittee. Throughout 2016, the policy subcommittee developed three draft policy recommendations: Crisis Intervention Team Program Policy, Crisis Intervention Team Response Policy and Crisis Intervention Team Definitions. …Read more.

Schubert Center Joins Aalim Amicus Brief to the Ohio Supreme Court

Date posted: January 3rd, 2017

On January 11, 2016, the Schubert Center, with the assistance of faculty associate Jessie Hill, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Judge Ben C. Green Professor of Law at the CWRU School of Law, joined several other organizations with the Children’s Law Center in submitting an amicus or “friend of the court” brief to the Ohio Supreme Court in support of eliminating mandatory bindover of youth (State of Ohio v. …Read more.

Discipline Tactics for Truancy Reviewed in HB 410

Date posted: May 27th, 2016

Gabriella Celeste submitted written testimony to the House Education Committee on the discipline tactics regarding truancy and the negative impacts they can have on Ohio’s youth and the economy. House Bill 410 advances school-based prevention, intervention and support efforts and reduces the opportunity for court intervention by decriminalizing truancy and positively involving parents, allowing it to best serve the interests of Ohio’s students, their families, our schools and the larger public. …Read more.

Support for Ohio Foster Youth Extended to Age 21

Date posted: May 27th, 2016

Introduced in February 2015, the Ohio Fostering Connections Act that establishes a program to support youth in the foster care system through the age of 21 was passed (amended) by the Ohio General Assembly on May 26, 2016. …Read more.

Schubert Center Co-Authors Guide for Policymakers about Sex Offenders and Youth

Date posted: April 5th, 2016

Holding sexual offenders accountable for their crimes does not prevent sexual offenses from occurring. The Schubert Center for Child Studies is pleased to announce the release of “Getting Smarter on Sex Offenses & Youth: A Resource Guide for Ohio Policymakers. …Read more.

Cleveland Community Police Commission Develops New Use of Force Policies; Schubert Responds

Date posted: March 17th, 2016

As the Cleveland Community Policy Commission reviewed their policies regarding use of force, Policy Director Gabriella Celeste provided recommendations on what CPC should consider during the process, specifically on how children and youth may be impacted by the policies.  …Read more.

Gabriella Celeste Says Tamir Rice Shooting Was Not Reasonable In Op-Ed

Date posted: November 20th, 2015

Policy Director, Gabriella Celeste, deems Tamir Rice shooting as not reasonable in her op-Ed published on cleveland.com on November 15, 2015. Read her full op-Ed here. In March, the Schubert Center submitted a letter to local, state and federal level policymakers concerning the importance of an adolescent development- and trauma-informed approach to police-youth interactions. The Schubert Center’s letter can be read here.

Policy Director Presents Budget Testimony

Date posted: May 22nd, 2015


Schubert Center Child Policy Director, Gabriella Celeste, presented budget testimony to the Ohio House Finance Subcommittee on Transportation on March 19 and the Ohio Senate Subcommittee on Corrections May 21. …Read more.

Schubert Center Submits Letter on Police-Youth Relations

Date posted: March 13th, 2015

In light of a series of events concerning law enforcement in the greater Cleveland area as well as Ohio and across the nation, and more specifically the unique impact these events have on children and young people, the Schubert Center has submitted a letter to local, state and federal level policymakers concerning the importance of an adolescent development- and trauma-informed approach to police-youth interactions. …Read more.

Schubert Supports New Guidelines for Children Facing Life in Prison

Date posted: March 13th, 2015

The Schubert Center endorsed a new report of guidelines for representing children who face a life sentence. The report, Trial Defense Guidelines: Representing a Child Client Facing a Possible Life Sentence was released by the Campaign for Fair Sentencing of Youth (CFSY) on March 11. …Read more.

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New Brief Describes Ohio as Model for Major Juvenile Justice Reforms and Savings

Date posted: January 8th, 2015

Getting it Right: Realigning Juvenile Corrections in Ohio to Reinvest in What Works, a new publication by the Schubert Center for Child Studies at Case Western Reserve University, documents a fundamental shift in how the state of Ohio addresses the needs of youth involved in the juvenile justice system. …Read more.

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