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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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Cuyahoga County Launches “Fostering Connections & Community for Young People Aging Out of Foster Care”

Date posted: July 24th, 2014

On July16, the first of several Ohio Fostering Connections community forums convened in Cleveland, to discuss extending supportive services to foster youth through age 21. The Cuyahoga County Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS), YWCA of Greater Cleveland, CWRU Schubert Center for Child Studies, and Fostering the Soul, in partnership with the Ohio Association of Child Care Agencies (OACCA), hosted this forum, which took place at Friendly Inn Settlement. …Read more.

Schubert Center Joins Quarterman Amicus Brief to the Ohio Supreme Court

Date posted: May 27th, 2014

On March 10, 2014 the Schubert Center, with the assistance of faculty associate Jessie Hill, associate dean for faculty development and research at the CWRU School of Law, joined 16 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.

Governor’s Office Launces OC4K Initiative to Keep Ohio Kids Out of Juvenile Justice System

Date posted: February 5th, 2014

Ohio Governor John Kasich and the Ohio Department of Youth Services, in partnership with with the Departments of Education, Medicaid, Mental Health and Addiction Services, Public Safety, and Rehabilitation and Correction, the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, and the office of the Ohio Attorney General, recently launched Ohio Communities 4 Kids (OC4K), a research-informed initiative to keep Ohio children in their communities on a path toward positive growth and out of the juvenile and criminal justice system. …Read more.

Ohio Fostering Connections Coalition Organizes Efforts to Extend Support to Foster Youth Through Age 21

Date posted: January 31st, 2014

Launched in January 2014, Ohio Fostering Connections is a coalition of advocates, child welfare professionals and youth working together to extend support to foster youth through age 21. Extensive research shows youth who remain in care through age 21 have improved outcomes compared to those who leave care at 18, including reduced likelihood of early pregnancy or homelessness and increased chances to be working or in school. …Read more.

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