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Criminal Justice Planning Board

Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code §5502.65 (formerly ORC §181.55(C)), the Franklin County Criminal Justice Planning Board, hereinafter referred to as the Board, shall:

  • Exercise leadership in improving the quality of the criminal justice systems in Franklin County;
  • Review, approve, and maintain general oversight of the Comprehensive Strategic Plan and the implementation of the Comprehensive Strategic Plan;
  • Review and comment on the overall needs and accomplishments of the criminal and juvenile justice systems in Franklin County.

Members of the Board are appointed by the Franklin County Board of Commissioners annually. Appointments for CY2018 are specified in Resolution-79-18.

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2018 MEETINGS

All meetings are 2:30-4:00pm.
28 Feb – JUSTICE SERVICES BUILDING/HALL OF JUSTICE, MEETING ROOM 1, 369 S HIGH ST
2 May – MEETING ROOM B, 373 S HIGH ST, 25TH FLOOR
1 Aug – MEETING ROOM B, 373 S HIGH ST, 25TH FLOOR
7 Nov – MEETING ROOM B, 373 S HIGH ST, 25TH FLOOR

CORRECTIONS
Denise Robinson, President and CEO, Alvis 180
Lori Francescon, Chief Probation Officer, Franklin County Adult Probation Services
Molly Gauntner, Chief Probation Officer, Municipal Court Pre-Trial and Probation

COMMUNITY BASED CORRECTIONS REPRESENTATIVE
Jacki Dickinson, Director, FCCBCF

LAW ENFORCEMENT
The Honorable Dallas Baldwin, Franklin County Sheriff
Ken Kuebler, Deputy Chief, Columbus Police Department

FRANKLIN COUNTY COURT OF COMMON PLEAS
The Honorable Michael Holbrook, Judge
Jennifer Goodman, Executive Director

FRANKLIN COUNTY CLERK OF COURTS
The Honorable Lori Tyack, Clerk of Municipal Court
The Honorable Mary Ellen O’Shaughnessy, Clerk of Courts

FRANKLIN COUNTY DOMESTIC AND JUVENILE COURT
The Honorable Elizabeth Gill, Judge

FRANKLIN COUNTY MUNICIPAL COURT
The Honorable Ted Barrows, Judge

COLUMBUS CITY ATTORNEY
The Honorable Zach Klein

FRANKLIN COUNTY PROSECUTOR
The Honorable Ron O’Brien

FRANKLIN COUNTY
The Honorable Marilyn Brown, Commissioner

FRANKLIN COUNTY JOB AND FAMILY SERVICES
Joy Bivens, Director

CITY OF COLUMBUS
The Honorable Andrew J. Ginther, Mayor
The Honorable Mitch Brown, Columbus City Council

COLUMBUS/FRANKLIN COUNTY OPIATE TASK FORCE
Amy O’Grady, Senior Policy Analyst

FRANKLIN COUNTY PUBLIC DEFENDER
Yeura Venters, Esq.

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
Jed Morison, Superintendent

COMMUNITY REPRESENTATION
Stephanie Hightower, President, Columbus Urban League
The Honorable Kim Maggard, Mayor, City of Whitehall

ADAMH
David Royer, Chief Executive Officer

The mission of the Franklin County Criminal Justice Planning Board is to provide system-wide comprehensive planning and oversight, to identify training and technical assistance needs and direct the efficient and effective application of State and Federal funds toward developing and sustaining projects and programs that deliver services to the Franklin County community to enhance their safety, health and welfare.

The Franklin County Criminal Justice Planning Board was created in accordance with Ohio Revised Code Chapter 5502 in April 2000 as a required outcome of the election by the City of Columbus and Franklin County to form a Regional Planning Unit for Criminal Justice Services. The Board consists of elected and appointed officials representing the criminal and juvenile justice enterprise appointed by the Franklin County Board of Commissioners by annually, by Resolution. Representation includes law enforcement, courts, probation, victim services, corrections, public defenders, prosecutors, mental health, developmental disabilities, workforce investment, and community. 

The Board is responsible for comprehensive regional justice planning and directing the justice mission of the Office of Homeland Security & Justice Programs. Board members review and make non-binding recommendations on criminal justice grant project and program funding plans, identify priority areas for utilization of grant funding, and maintain oversight of funded projects and programs to ensure delivery of contracted services. 

The Franklin County Office of Homeland Security & Justice Programs performs the fiscal and programmatic administration of U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Homeland Security grants; provides training and technical assistance for the justice partners and first responders; and is responsible for the development and evaluation of projects and programs operating in accordance with the Franklin County Comprehensive Strategic Justice Plan and the Homeland Security Strategy. 

CJPB 2016-2020 Comprehensive Strategic Plan