Buckeye Justice Forum: Open Courts & Social Trust
Join the Buckeye Justice Forum, a project of LEAD Ohio and the LEAD Ohio Foundation, for the next event in their Speaker Series: Open Courts & Social Trust – How Data Transparency Can Improve Ohio’s Justice System
The presentation will take place on Tuesday, June 20, 2023 from 12:00 PM to 1:10 PM. Registrants will receive a link for the presentation the week of the event. This is a virtual seminar that will be held over Zoom.
Hear from experts in the field with varying perspectives on how proper collection, coherent aggregation, and easy availability of reliable and comprehensive court data can serve as a critical tool for improving our courts and our criminal legal system.
This discussion will cover the role of data transparency in building trust between the public and the courts, the real and direct harms experienced by people navigating the criminal punishment system without adequate information, and how visibility into previously insular spaces can help communities in Ohio and beyond to identify and address bias and unfairness in our criminal legal system.
Join Ohio Supreme Court Justice Michael P. Donnelly, Professor Ayesha Bell Hardaway, and Professor Shin-Chun Steven Chien for a moderated discussion of current issues in court data management and accessibility, the status of the movement to bring transparency to our courts, and the challenges faced by advocates working to bring the realities of our legal system into the light.