A Plea for the Establishment of a Youth Ombudsman Office in Ohio

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Merri Haren
2 weeks ago
I'm signing because it was my therapist who noticed I was being starved and abused for over a year... not my social worker. I begged and I pleaded for help, and eventually I stopped talking altogether. He saved me, not the system. We NEED this office.

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Natalie Sydorenko
Aug 27, 2021
All children deserve to grow up loved, safe, protected, and free from harm.

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eddie edwards
Aug 27, 2021
These kids deserve better!!!!

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Phyllis Gorman
Aug 26, 2021
I know youth who were abused in the system & it must stop.

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Katherine Jones
Aug 13, 2021
Every child in care deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. As a former foster youth, I believe an Ombudsman's office working in the best interest of the children in care is essential to their safety and well-being.

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Brandi Heischman
Aug 10, 2021
Because I used to be in foster care this is need for the children of tomorrow

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CeCe Norwood
Aug 5, 2021
It is important that Ohio's youth who have experienced abuse have an independent source to express and, if needed, investigate their concerns. To work effectively, the Ombudsman's office should service only youth and operate independently.

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Jessica Green Brown
Aug 4, 2021
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Sandy Licis
Aug 4, 2021
Every child deserves to feel and be safe

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Nikki Chinn
Aug 3, 2021
I'm a former foster youth and an advocate for youth in and from foster care. Reporting abuse/neglect in placements often gets ignored. We need an ombudsman desperately.