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Daily Court Reporter - News Ohio’s Mental Illness and the Courts Initiative Gains National Recognition

 

Ohio’s Mental Illness and the Courts Initiative Gains National Recognition

Seven states receive grant dollars to start similar program

(Columbus) A conference starts next week bringing together seven states that were recently awarded grant dollars to create a statewide task force led by their Chief Justices to develop and implement policy solutions to issues involving individuals with mental illness in the criminal justice system. The national initiative is modeled after the Supreme Court of Ohio’s Advisory Committee on Mental Illness and the Courts, chaired by Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton. States selected to receive a grant include California, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, Nevada, Texas and Vermont.

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Date Published: November 30, -1

 

 

Montgomery County Clerk of Commission retiring after 30 years of dedicated service

Montgomery County Clerk of Commission, Gayle Ingram, has retired after a 30-year career in public service. Ingram was appointed Clerk of Commission in 2010 after serving as Manager of Commission Services and Deputy Clerk for the Montgomery County Board of County Commissioners. She began her career in public service back in 1979 with the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission and went on to serve in roles with New Futures for Dayton Area Youth, Inc. and the Office of Family and Children First.

University of Dayton football opened preseason camp Sunday

University of Dayton head football coach Rick Chamberlin and his staff welcomed 114 players back to campus Sunday, August 5 as the Flyers prepare for the 2018 football season. UD opens the season at home vs, Robert Morris on Sept. 1.

Annual 2018: Why women leave the law—and what we can do about it

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Report: Despite evolving technology, Ohio still a manufacturing powerhouse

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Chinese national living in Massachusetts pleaded guilty to distributing opioids and other drugs that were shipped from China to the U.S. and ultimately to Ohio

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Ponzi scheme victims cannot sue brokers who sent funds to perpetrator

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Report shows that stricter land regulations contribute to higher home prices

With stricter land-use regulations, homeowners can expect higher home values and strong job growth, according to a new report.

Bill aimed to protect people's due process

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Twelve charged in moving company scams

Law enforcement asks potential additional victims to call or email hotline

Bill launched by Attorney General’s CyberOhio Initiative signed into law

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today released the following statement regarding Senate Bill 220, the Data Protection Act sponsored by State Senators Bob Hackett (R-London) and Kevin Bacon (R-Westerville) being signed into law:

Supreme Court of Ohio dismisses violations against attorney who represented man he never met

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Dayton athletics hosts YMCA Olympics

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Fiona the Hippo book launch party

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Montgomery County innovative program receives prestigious state award

Montgomery County’s “Trucks and Tomatoes” Job Training and Urban Garden Enhancement Project is the recipient of the 2018 President’s Award for Innovative Practices by the Ohio Conference on Community Development.