At the October 11, 2018 OTF meeting, the Clermont County Opiate Task Force (OTF) took a position of opposition to State Issue 1.
The official position of the OTF is as follows:
The Clermont County Opiate Task Force (OTF) firmly believes that individuals with a substance use disorder benefit from treatment, and that recovery is possible. The OTF opposes this constitutional amendment because it does not address the problem as intended. Issue 1 polarizes the relationship between treatment and criminal justice, when in fact criminal justice and treatment work hand in hand to assist individuals with reaching recovery. Issue 1 will hinder the ability of the criminal justice system to work to assure that individuals who need treatment will receive it and maintain it. Along with the Clermont County Commissioners, our criminal justice partners, including the Clermont County Police Chief’s and Sheriff’s Association, and the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities, the OTF implores the Ohio General Assembly to immediately bring together a bi-partisan coalition of concerned Ohioans to take action to address the issue of increased treatment services for offenders through a legislative solution, not a constitutional amendment. The OTF strongly encourages all community members to become well informed about Issue 1.
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Clermont County Commissioners urge no vote on Issue 1.
League of Women Voters stand on Issue 1.
Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board urges no vote on Issue 1.
Buckeye State Sheriff's Association urge no vote on Issue 1.