Graphic of the week: Ohio youth residing in juvenile detention, compared to U.S.


HPIO released a new policy brief last month that explores the impact of parental criminal justice involvement on the health, safety and well-being of children and families in Ohio.

The brief is the latest in a series of HPIO publications on the connections between criminal justice and health.

The new brief explores the generational cycle of justice involvement and includes a collection of evidence-informed policy options that leaders across the state can act on to prevent and mitigate the impacts of parental justice involvement on children and families.

As illustrated above, data in the brief shows that Ohio has a higher rate of juvenile detention than the U.S. overall, signaling that more can be done to prevent children from becoming justice-involved, including reducing the state’s high adult incarceration rate and supporting families before and after they are engaged with the criminal justice system.

HPIO will host a webinar on the topic at 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 12. The event will include HPIO Policy and Evaluation Specialist Jacob Santiago and guest speaker Kim Kehl of the Ohio Department of Children and Youth.