The Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS) is Ohio’s lead justice planning agency.
OCJS administers grant funds to Ohio’s criminal justice constituents and coordinates Ohio’s comprehensive criminal justice plan. To safeguard federal and state criminal justice funds against waste, grants are monitored for compliance, audited for accuracy, and evaluated for effectiveness.
OCJS is also home to a team of researchers and policy specialists who provide practitioners and policymakers with valuable information on criminal justice issues. Additionally, OCJS facilitates initiatives such as the Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force, the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board, the Ohio Incident-Based Reporting System, The Office of Law Enforcement Recruitment, and the Office of First Responder Wellness.