Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Awards More Than $221 Million to Support Juvenile Justice

WASHINGTON – The Office of Justice Programs’ Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention today announced that it has awarded more than $221 million in grant funding to enhance state and local juvenile justice systems, provide gang prevention and intervention services, support mentoring and reentry services for youth and families, and help states comply with the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act.… Read full story

AG Yost Secures Restraining Order to Protect Mentally Ill After Resident’s Death

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has secured a temporary restraining order to close a Toledo housing complex for those with mental illnesses after the death of a 50-year-old resident.

The judgement comes after Yost’s lawsuit, filed on Tuesday in Lucas County Common Pleas Court on behalf of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, that sought an emergency injunction of operation against Clara Mae’s Adult Family Home LLC.Read full story

Ohio Awards Millions in Criminal Justice Funding to Local Agencies

(COLUMBUS) – The Ohio Department of Public Safety’s (ODPS) Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS) has announced federal grant funding to support various components of the criminal justice system throughout Ohio.

“These grants provide critical resources to our local government and nonprofit partners, which allow them the flexibility to use the funds in ways that best support their efforts to prevent and reduce crime and violence and serve the needs of survivors using a community-coordinated approach,” said OCJS Executive Director Karhlton Moore.

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Knox Cares

MOUNT VERNON, OH – As mental health issues increase at an alarming rate across the country, Mental Health and Recovery for Licking and Knox County (MHR), along with Knox Public Health is kicking off a Knox Cares (#KnoxCares) awareness campaign as part of our fight against mental illness during COVID-19, sending a clear message about getting people the right support as early as possible.… Read full story

Executive Order Signed

(CEDARVILLE, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has signed Executive Order 2020-39D: Directing Expenditure of Fiscal Year 2021 TANF Funds by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

Executive Order 2020-39D authorizes the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (“GOFBCI”) to expend up to $13,285,000 during Fiscal Year 2021 on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (“TANF”) allowable expenses.… Read full story

Brown, Colleagues Press FHFA to Ensure Access for Low-Income and Minority Borrowers

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, today sent a letter to Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Mark Calabria, urging the Enterprises to renew their focus on facilitating safe, affordable refinance loans to all, including low-income borrowers.… Read full story