Hamilton County

Gideon Alert: Ohio Public Defender Commission to force change in Hamilton County (Cincinnati)

BY David Carroll on Monday, June 28, 2010 at 11:33 AM

On June 27th, 2010 the Cincinnati Enquirer reported about how the Ohio Public Defender Commission (OPDC) is forcing change to public defense services in Hamilton County, by withholding state reimbursements and potentially suing the county ov

NLADA evaluated the provision of right to counsel services in Hamilton County, Ohio (Cincinnati) at the request of the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners. This 2008 report found that poor people charged with crimes and facing a potential loss of liberty are not afforded the constitutional protections demanded by the U.S. Constitution, and that the solutions require statutory authority from the state legislature, funding beyond what the county can provide, and the cooperation of the courts, the prosecutors, law enforcement, and the private bar.

Author/Organization: National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA)
Publication Date: 07/2008

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