Criminal Justice

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. 

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