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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.