In GCC Event, Experts Decry Cuyahoga County's High Rate of Sentencing Juveniles as Adults

Cuyahoga uses bindovers more than all other urban Ohio counties combine

By Maria Elena Scott

Concerned Clevelanders gathered at Olivet Institutional Baptist Church Tuesday night to hear from experts and activists at an event organized by the Greater Cleveland Congregations on the controversial use of the bindovers, the process by which juveniles over the age of 14 have their cases transferred to adult court for prosecution and sentencing. The issue is a crucial and critical topic locally: Cuyahoga County sentences more minors as adults than every other urban Ohio county combined — 97 in 2021, 94% of whom were Black...

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