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Agency Briefs: DeWine Seeks Disaster Relief; DOC; ODH; OBN; DYS
Monday, April 1, 2024

Gov. Mike DeWine is pursuing several different types of disaster relief which could bring financial relief to communities affected by March's severe weather.

Agency Briefs: Tax Credits To Revamp 54 Buildings; Turnpike Tolls Rise; ODC; DPS; DYS;MHAS; IG; OHFA
Friday, December 22, 2023

A state investment of $67.5 million to rehabilitate dozens of historic buildings is expected to leverage $732 million in private investment, Gov. Mike DeWine announced this week.

DYS Chief Responds To Report On Violence In Youth Prisons
Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Department of Youth Services Director Amy Ast blamed crippling staffing shortages for the degree of gang violence at youth correctional facilities.

Joint Committee Hearings -- Correctional Institution Inspection Committee
Tuesday, December 5, 2023

The committee heard a report from Department of Youth Services Director Amy Ast, who responded to a recent USA Today investigative report examining violence in the state's youth facilities. (See separate story)

Review Of Juvenile Justice System Kicks Off
Friday, December 1, 2023

A group formed to undergo a holistic review of the juvenile justice system began its work this week with the chair of the group describing its charge as "daunting."

Staff Loss, Changing Population Among Challenges Facing DYS
Wednesday, March 15, 2023

The Department of Youth Services is navigating "unprecedented times," in the words of Director Amy Ast.

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