That's what Victor DePrille, a Youngstown-area man, says about his own experience with drug court and attaining sobriety. The latitude judges have to push addicts to enter drug court treatment is unquestionably saving lives — Victor's and many other Ohioans'.
Issue 1 would tie judges' hands and make it harder for addicts to get the treatment they need. Vote no on Issue 1. People's lives are at stake. ... See MoreSee Less
Lou Tobin with the Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association, one of the leading groups opposing Issue 1, recently spoke to The Atlantic magazine about the out-of-state money flowing into Ohio in support of Issue 1.
The out-of-state billionaires backing Issue 1 and celebrities like John Legend singing the proposal's praises won't have to live with the consequences of Issue 1: their family and friends who are addicts won't have to contend with a hobbled court system; it won't be their neighborhood streets that domestic abusers and child pornographers return to when allowed out of prison up to 25% early.
Issue 1 isn't dangerous for backers like Mark Zuckerberg and John Legend, but it sure is for Ohioans. ... See MoreSee Less
Senator Joe Schiavoni, former Democratic candidate for governor and longtime state legislator representing the Youngstown area, has announced his opposition to Issue 1.
The dangers of Issue 1 rise above partisan differences, and so does the opposition. Judges, prosecutors, and local government officials from both sides of the aisle all say Issue 1 is bad. Both the Republican and Democratic candidates for Ohio attorney general say Issue 1 is bad.
In other words, serious leaders and experts who work hard every day to improve our laws and communities have set aside their political differences to express how reckless Issue 1 is. Like and share to spread the word that, regardless of party, Issue 1 must be defeated at the ballot! ... See MoreSee Less
Astonishing news as Pastor Greg Delaney, himself a recovered addict, announced he is rescinding his support for Issue 1 as mounting evidence shows just how damaging the proposal could be to Ohioans and to his own work helping folks through recovery.
“After much prayer and many conversations, I felt compelled to publicly change my position and put a voice to my opposition to state Issue 1. For my research uncovered inherent flaws not in premise or intent, but in potential execution and implementation. The idea is great; the mechanism is flawed.”
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Watch Shea, a young Ohio woman, share her powerful experience as a heroin addict and the recovery she received. She says Issue 1 would undermine the very court programs that saved her life and the lives of countless other Ohioans. ... See MoreSee Less