Jul 25, 2019

Ohio Task Force Examines Bail System

The Supreme Court of Ohio Task Force to Examine the Ohio Bail System recently submitted to Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor a 25-page Report proposing nine recommendations to Ohio’s current bail system. The 30 member Task Force comprised of highly regarded members of the Ohio criminal justice community proposed recommendations designed to make a more fair and cost-effective jail system. The recommendations include judicial access to quality risk-assessment tools, representation at initial appearances and additional education and training for court personnel. The Ohio Supreme Court justices are expected to review the Task Force findings. To read more on the recommendations click here: http://www.sc.ohio.gov/Publications/bailSys/report.pdf