Policy Statements

The Ohio Judicial Conference is the voice of Ohio judges on matters pertaining to the administration of justice.

From time to time, the Judicial Conference, through the Executive Committee, establishes policies or adopts resolutions that express judicial consensus.  The Judicial Conference also comments on pending legislation through Judicial Impact Statements, pursuant to O.R.C. 105.911.

Recent policy statements, resolutions and Judicial Impact Statements are collected below.

Court Security and Weapons in Court Facilities reaffirmed on 3/15/2024

Court Costs reaffirmed on 3/15/2024
Criminal Registries and Databases Approved 3/16/18
Judicial Allotments and Court Consolidation  3/14/14
Policy Considerations on Judicial Allotment
Ohio Risk Assessment System and Risk and Needs Assessment Tools  3/20/15
Mandatory Sentencing and Judicial Discretion 5/8/08
Separation of Powers Special Project Funds and Other Court Functions  Approved 9/7/11