Significant Victory for Students in Juvenile Detention Centers!
All Ohio youth with disabilities, including those in detention facilities, are entitled to special education services. The ACLU of Ohio filed a complaint with the Ohio Department of Education alleging that children in the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center were routinely denied these services. The ODE launched a full investigation that confirmed our allegation. The agency has now issued corrective actions for 14 Ohio school districts to protect all children’s right to an education.
For more information:
Read the press release ACLU Files Complaint with ODE, Requests Independent Investigation of School Districts.
Review our legal analysis Denial of IEP Services to Children in Detention Center.