ACLU of Ohio - Ending the Criminalization of Poverty Cleveland - Thursday, April 21, 12:00 p.m. ACLU of Ohio 4506 Chester Ave.

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ACLU of Ohio Ending the Criminalization of Poverty Cleveland

New trends that criminalize poverty are feeding cycles of debt and incarceration.

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Ending the Criminalization of Poverty

Thursday, April 21, 12:00 p.m.

ACLU of Ohio
4506 Chester Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44103-3621

People who are poor, especially people of color, face a far greater risk of being fined, arrested, and even incarcerated for minor offenses. Many innocuous acts such as soliciting financial help, sitting on a sidewalk, or sleeping in a park, can all result in jail time. To make matters worse, in Ohio you could be charged fees to pay for that jail time!

Join us to discuss this issue and ways to combat the criminalization of poverty. Presenters include:

  • James Levin, Legal Director, Famicos Legal Works
  • Jocelyn Rosnick, Policy Manager, ACLU of Ohio
  • Joseph Mead, Assistant Professor, Cleveland State University, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs and the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

This event has been approved for 1.0 hour of CLE credit for attorneys.

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. To RSVP, please complete the form below.

Contact our office at contact [at] acluohio [dot] org or (216) 472-2220 with any questions. Please contact us to request ADA accommodations for any event.

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