Justice for Sierah, Inc. is a nonprofit organization working to protect communities by implementing the Ohio violent offender database, known as Sierah’s Law, in all 50 states. Our work also includes empowering our youth by establishing self-awareness and self-defense in school curricula and communities through the Sierah Strong Program.
In 2016, 20-year-old Sierah Joughin’s life was cut short by a repeat violent offender in Northwest Ohio. Since then, the Justice for Sierah organization has been committed to ensuring no more young people meet this fate. Our multifaceted approach includes teaching Sierah Strong, our self-awareness and defense programming, and educating lawmakers and the public on the value of violent offender databases like those established through Sierah’s Law.
- Since first offering Sierah Strong for the Community in 2019, we have empowered over 1,000 boys and girls and will continue to provide this program to our community FREE of charge.
- We completed a pilot test of the Sierah Strong for the School curriculum in more than 20 schools, reaching more than 2,500 students, with a planned rollout to all interested schools in the Fall of 2023.
- In December 2018, Sierah’s Law passed unanimously in the Ohio House with a vote of 85-0. The law created a violent offender database now used by law enforcement and everyday citizens to find out where violent offenders live in our communities and to protect our families.
- We have established six annual scholarships to celebrate Sierah’s lasting legacy in our community and to ensure she continues to make a difference for many generations to come.