The ACLU of Ohio is committed to raising awareness of the harms caused by the pretrial system and cash bail, and urging lawmakers, judges, and others to adopt fair reforms.
Local officials, including judges, court staff, police departments, and prosecutors, have immense power over the pretrial system. Your advocacy at the city and county level can drastically improve outcomes for individuals and their loved ones going through the pretrial process. See below for a menu of reforms you may want to push for.
Read the flowchart Ohio’s Cash Bail System: Current vs. Proposed for more information.
To learn more about all our work, please visit the ACLU of Ohio’s homepage.