Amicus Brief Submitted to Supreme Court of Ohio in Child Torture Case

In September, 2020, the Center for Child Policy and the APSAC Amicus Committee submitted an amicus brief to the Supreme Court of Ohio in the case Smathers v. Glass. Senior Policy Analyst Pamela Miller authored the brief and will appear as counsel for APSAC.

The amicus brief argues that the Supreme Court of Ohio should accept the case for review because child fatalities due to Intrafamilial Child Torture are an issue of great general importance. Additionally, Child Protective Services should be held accountable for complying with their statutory mandates. Specifically, in this case, CPS committed severe statutory misconduct by ignoring the torture of 2-year-old Harmony Carsey, which eventually lead to her death.

View the brief on the Supreme Court of Ohio website.