The ACLU of Ohio Action Team is our *NEW* Ohio-based activist community. This grassroots group is working to bring change to Ohio at the state and local level!
The FBI could soon be getting access to Ohio’s law enforcement records, including the state’s facial recognition database.
A recent report by the Government Accounting Office raised serious concerns about how the FBI manages its use of technology. They pointed to failures to determine error rates and test data accuracy, non-existent privacy policies, and an overall lack of transparency and notice to the public about how their data was being used.
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Our recommendations for reform ensure the practice for setting bail is standardized, constitutionally sound, and favorable to pretrial release without financial conditions.
Contact the Supreme Court of Ohio and urge them to adopt all of our recommendations for bail reform to strengthen Criminal Rule 46!
This legislation is the epitome of the Statehouse to Prison Pipeline, and is the exact opposite of criminal justice reform, which lawmakers have publicly stated is a “priority” this session.
Urge your Ohio House Representative to vote NO on Senate Bill 55!
With the Ohio Fairness Act, Ohio lawmakers have the opportunity to extend basic protections to the LGBTQ community.
Contact the House Civil Justice Committee and urge them to advance the Ohio Fairness Act!
We will never reduce Ohio’s prison and jail populations if we cannot identify meaningful sentencing reform bills when we see them—and do everything in our power to ensure their passage.
Tell the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee to pass Senate Bill 3 and House Bill 1!
There won’t be a federal judge overseeing Cleveland Police forever. To make sure the reforms stick for the years to come, Cleveland must set up a structure for strong, independent, community oversight of the police department.
Urge City Council to hold a hearing and collect input from the public so we can move forward together!
With the recent introduction of the Ohio Fairness Act (Senate Bill 11), Ohio lawmakers have the opportunity to extend basic protections to the LGBTQ community. This bill would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
Contact the Ohio Senate Judiciary Committee Chair and Ohio Senate President and urge them to advance SB 11 through the committee process and onto the Senate floor.
Mayor’s courts highlight some of the darkest truths about our criminal justice system. We uncovered many mayor’s courts that were geared more towards turning a profit than delivering justice.
Send a message urging the Ohio General Assembly to read our report and make Ohio’s mayor’s courts fair to ALL!
Stop the death penalty in Ohio. Contact Governor DeWine and urge him to halt all executions.
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Are you concerned a judge has acted improperly in a court case? See our step by step explanation of how to file a complaint against a judge.
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Check out our legislative priorities for the Ohio General Assembly this session.
We look forward to working with legislators on both sides of the aisle to:
See the current Ohio General Assembly Committee Hearing Schedule for legislation with a civil liberties component.