The court in S.H. v. Reed, issued a temporary restraining order on Octover 12, 2011, against the state prohibiting the Ohio Department of Youth Services from deploying in juvenile facilities special tactics units from the adult department of corrections that use pepper spray and other uses of force prohibited in the settlement in S.H. The plaintiff’s motion for a preliminary injunction is to be heard on November 21, 2011.
S.H. v. Reed is a civil rights class action lawsuit filed on behalf of juveniles in the custody or under the supervision of the Ohio Department of Youth Services (ODYS). Our co-counsel in this case are the Children’s Law Center in Covington, Kentucky; Sirkin, Pinales & Schwartz, in Cincinnati, Ohio; Gerhardstein & Branch Co., in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Ohio Justice & Policy Center, in Cincinnati, Ohio.