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A Message from the President

I am honored to have been elected to serve as president of OJACC. As many of you know, Molly Gauntner was slated to become the next president of OJACC. However, as a result of Molly leaving her position with the Franklin County Municipal Court Department of Pretrial and Probation Services to work in the private sector, I was nominated for the position. We know Molly would have made an outstanding president and we thank her for her steadfast service to OJACC over the years. During her years of service to OJACC, Molly severed on a variety of committees including the Conference Committee, the Adult Collaborative Committee, the Executive Committee and the Advocacy/Policy Committee. Molly was always willing and available to assist OJACC as well as advocate for issues that are important to our association. We wish Molly all the best as she embarks on her new journey.

I would also like to thank our Immediate Past President, Kysten Palmore. Kysten led OJACC through the uncertainty of COVID, ensuring that we continued to provide trainings, meetings, and advocacy by developing new ways to accomplish our mission.

The Mission of OJACC has been, and continues to be, to bring together stakeholders to promote and support effective community corrections that enhance public safety. OJACC membership includes  representation from all segments of the criminal justice system including: judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, law enforcement, probation, prisons, CBCFs, halfway houses, social service providers, and others. Through the work of the Board of Trustees and various OJACC committees, meetings, conferences, trainings etc., sponsored by OJACC, these various segments of the criminal justice system are able to work together to collaborate and improve the overall criminal justice system in Ohio.

I look forward to working with you as we move into the next chapter for OJACC.