Office of Justice Programs Awards More Thank $212 Million to Support Juvenile Justice

WASHINGTON –The Office of Justice Programs today announced awards of more than $212 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

With Record Low Unemployment, USDA Finalizes Rule to Promote Work

(Washington, D.C., December 6, 2019) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue released the following statement regarding the latest jobs report released today by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The jobs report shows the economy added 266,000 new jobs in November with an unemployment rate of 3.5%, which remains at a record 50 year low.… Read full story

AG Yost Addresses Human Trafficking Commission

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today addressed his office’s Human Trafficking Commission during a meeting in Columbus.

“The selling of one human being by another for sex is an epic evil,” Yost said at the meeting. “My goal is for Ohio to be the first state in the union to say that it cannot be found within our borders.”

At the meeting, Yost encouraged members of the commission to work collaboratively and comprehensively review efforts to combat human trafficking across the state.Read full story

Cleveland Theft Ring Indicted on 116 Felony Counts

(CLEVELAND) — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley announced the indictments of seven individuals for their roles in an organized theft operation in northeast Ohio.

The indictments resulted from an investigation conducted by the Property Crimes Task Force, housed within the Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission, and led by the Cleveland Division of Police.Read full story