Judge Berkowitz authored an opinion piece in The Cincinnati Enquirer regarding Hamilton County's jail.
The county jail is critical infrastructure to the criminal justice system. Insufficient jail space in Hamilton County is harming all aspects of the administration of justice. The threat to public safety is apparent to many, but rarely discussed is the jail’s role in supervising probationers, promoting rehabilitation, and ensuring effective use of the taxpayers’ money.
The Hamilton County Municipal Court is praised as a model for equal justice and efficiency. Cleveland.com reports:
Hamilton County's municipal court serves a population of just over 800,000 with 14 judges or about 57,000 people per judge. The court handled 177,412 cases in 2016, or 12,672 per judge.
Why are the judges in Hamilton County able to handle 30 percent more cases? Could the structure of its detention and pretrial system provide some answers? Let's take a look.
Judge Berkowitz was a keynote speaker at the annual memorial service honoring the memory of soldiers lost during wartime duty.
This unique Memorial Service is held in memory of the servicemen of the Jewish faith from the Greater Cincinnati area, who made the ultimate sacrifice for our Country while serving overseas in the U.S. Armed Forces. The program is presented by B’nai B’rith of Greater Cincinnati Alfred M. Cohen Unit #4. Family members of the honored and former members of the Armed Forces, for the 74th year, all held at this location, will participate in this program