Ohio Governor Mike DeWine recently announced the members of his new Ohio School Safety Working Group.
Ohio Children’s Alliance Mark Mecum was appointed to represent the voice of kids and community providers who keep kids safe and well. Governor DeWine called for the creation of the working group in August when announcing the development of the Ohio School Safety Center, a new office focused on bringing school districts and law enforcement across the state together to prevent and prepare to respond to threats, acts of violence, and acts of self-harm. The working group, led by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, is evaluating current issues regarding safety and advising the Ohio School Safety Center on its work. Ohio Children’s Alliance looks forward to working with a variety of stakeholders across the state to improve pediatric mental health.