Treasurer Josh Mandel Addresses the Ohio Police Juvenile Officers’ Association 2015 Conference
Press Release - Ohio Treasurer's Office
CANTON – Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel joined the Ohio Police Juvenile Officers’ Association as the keynote speaker for the 2015 “Kids on the Street” conference. This event is part of a training seminar that works to combat youth homelessness and juvenile offenses by presenting the highest standard of juvenile justice, best practices and youth counseling.
As a strong supporter of the skilled trades, Treasurer Mandel discussed the need to “bring back shop class” and vocational education in high schools across Ohio to stimulate the economy and serve as a solution for young people to work towards a brighter financial future. In addition, Treasurer Mandel gave updates on the most recent initiative of the Treasurer’s Transparency Project and his call for local governments to partner with the Treasurer’s office to place their checkbook level data on OhioCheckbook.com. Finally, Treasurer Mandel thanked Ohio’s police and first responders in their mission to serve and protect Ohioans.
“I am honored to have had the opportunity to speak with the Ohio Police Juvenile Officers’ Association,” said Treasurer Mandel. “Ohio’s police and first responders are on the front lines of protecting Ohioans and making Ohio a great place to live and raise a family.”
Founded in 1961, the Ohio Police Juvenile Officers’ Association (OPJOA) brings together officers across the state with the goal of improving techniques of handling youth offenders. The OPJOA serves as a forum to exchange training procedures and counseling methods for youths involved in law violations with the mission to better the community.
For more information on Treasurer Mandel’s workforce development initiatives and the Transparency project, please visit www.ohiotreasurer.gov.