When it comes to doling out justice, there is a big difference between Cuyahoga County in northeast Ohio and Hamilton County in southwest Ohio.
The contrast is at the municipal court level. That’s where traffic offenses and misdemeanor crimes are prosecuted, and where bail is set for felony suspects whose cases will be handled in common pleas courts.
Judge Berkowitz participated in Woodword High School's annual Million Father March.
Students and community members could be heard chanting and cheering words of positivity on the corner of Seymour Avenue and Reading Road at Woodward Career Technical High School’s Third Annual Million Father March.
Participation in the Million Father March is offered to all male students at Woodward as an opportunity march in the neighborhood with male community members to reinforce the importance of education and having positive role models.
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.