Disability Rights Ohio, Buckeye Ranch reach agreement on access to children at the facility

Disability Rights Ohio and The Buckeye Ranch are pleased to announce a settlement agreement that will allow for a strong working relationship between the organizations as they seek to ensure the safety and care of children with disabilities. The settlement outlines DRO's access authority and the means by which its... Read more...

August 1, 2019Read More

P&A access authority upheld in Disability Rights Ohio lawsuit against The Buckeye Ranch

Today, Disability Rights Ohio celebrates the decision by Chief Judge Edmund A. Sargus Jr. in the United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio, to uphold the broad access authority that is foundational to its Protection & Advocacy (P&A) work. DRO will now be able to interview children at The... Read more...

March 26, 2019Read More

Disability Rights Ohio files federal lawsuit against child residential treatment facility Buckeye Ranch for denying access to facility, children

Disability Rights Ohio (DRO) has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio against Buckeye Ranch, a 106-bed child residential treatment facility in Franklin County. The suit was filed in response to Buckeye Ranch denying DRO access to video surveillance footage of documented incidents... Read more...

August 16, 2018Read More

DRO files federal lawsuit against juvenile detention facility for denying DRO access to detained youth

Today, Disability Rights Ohio (DRO) filed a federal lawsuit against the Multi-County Juvenile Detention Center (MCJDC) in Lancaster, OH, after the facility repeatedly denied DRO private and confidential access to the youth in residence there, in violation of state and federal law.MCJDC houses alleged delinquent youth from Fairfield, Hocking, Licking... Read more...

September 22, 2016Read More

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