Extradition Funding to reimburse local law enforcement agencies for the cost of in-state and out-of-state extraditions of dangerous wanted offenders back to Ohio to face criminal charges is now available through the Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS).
To access the funds, law enforcement agencies will complete a form in OCJS’ online grants management system. Law enforcement agencies with an active ocjsgrants.com account can find the form in the My Solicitations section. Applicants can then complete the form and submit it to OCJS for approval. If the law enforcement agency does not have an ocjsgrants.com account, registration is required and can be completed by clicking the New User link in the Log In section.
Frequently Asked Questions for Prisoner Extradition Reimbursement Program
Who qualifies for reimbursement of extradition transportation costs from the program?
- Law Enforcement agencies
- Prosecutors offices can request funding on behalf of the local law enforcement agency as long as the LE agency is listed as the Implementing agency on the Title page of the application.
- Funds can be used to pay for extradition contracted through a State approved Transport company.
What offenses qualify for reimbursement under this program?
Reimbursement is reserved for Tier 1 offenses. However, the program Director may make exceptions and fund crimes not specifically on the approved list. Tier 1 offenses are defined as felony offenses of violence that involve substantial risk to public or officer safety; and the misdemeanor offenses of domestic violence and aggravated menacing. Tier 1 offenses are listed on page 2. Agencies should contact the program Director Ed Burkhammer (email@example.com or 614-203-3555) to request extradition approval outside of the Tier 1 list.
Tier I Offenses
- 2903.01 -Aggravated Murder
- 2903.02 -Murder
- 2903.03 -Voluntary Manslaughter
- 2903.04 -Involuntary Manslaughter
- 2903.06 -Aggravated Vehicular Homicide
- 2903.11 -Felonious Assault
- 2903.12 -Aggravated Assault
- 2903.21 -Aggravated Menacing
- 2903.211 -Menacing by Stalking
- 2905.01 -Kidnapping
- 2905.02 -Abduction
- 2907.02 -Rape
- 2907.03 -Sexual Battery
- 2907.04 -Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor
- 2907.05 -Gross Sexual Imposition
- 2907.321 -Pandering Obscenity Involving a Minor
- 2907.322 -Pandering Sexually Oriented Material Involving a Minor
- 2907.323 -Illegal Use of a Minor in a Nudity Oriented Material
- 2909.02 -Aggravated Arson
- 2909.03 -Arson
- 2909.24 -Terrorism
- 2911.01 -Aggravated Robbery
- 2911.02 -Robbery
- 2911.11 -Aggravated Burglary
- 2919.25 -Domestic Violence
- 2921.34 -Escape
- 2923.161 -Discharging firearm into a habitation
- 2905.32 -Human Trafficking
To see the entire Task Force report, proceed to the following link:
**The list of offenses may be expanded at the discretion of OCJS staff.
What is the process to apply for Extradition reimbursement?
To request the funds, law enforcement agencies will complete a form in OCJS’ online grants management system at www.ocjsgrants.com. Law enforcement agencies with an active ocjsgrants.com account can find the form in the "My Solicitations" section and fill out the “Prisoner Extradition Reimbursement Form”.
Complete this form and submit it to OCJS for approval. If your law enforcement agency does not have an ocjsgrants.com account, registration is required and can be completed by clicking the "New User link" in the Log In section.
Where do I find the online Grants Management System?
Information about OCJS grants and the online Grants Management System is located on the Office of Criminal Justice website at www.ocjs.ohio.gov. To visit the online Grants Management System directly, go to https://www.ocjsgrants.com/Login.
What documentation is acceptable as proof of compliance with funding?
There are multiple options of proof available. The agency may provide a Call for Service record (CFS), Police Blotter, Journal entry, Offender transport form or other public record that documents the number of officer(s), mileage, date, time and location of the extradition.
What is the maximum amount of extradition transport reimbursement allowed?
At this time, there is no maximum amount limit per extradition. Also, there is no application limit per agency. The program may require adjustments based on usage and available funds; therefore, OCJS reserves the right to adjust these funding guidelines at any time.
Will there be an audit of these grant funds?
The agency should maintain documentation to verify proper use of funds in case of an audit, on-site programmatic visit or fiscal monitoring visit.
Can this reimbursement fund be retroactive to previous extraditions?
Yes, reimbursement for extraditions can be submitted if the extradition occurred on or after July 1, 2022.
What are the distance limitations on this reimbursement funding?
These funds cannot be used for In-county (PUR5) or adjacent county (PUR4) prisoner transports. There is no maximum allowed distance.
Can I request funding approval in advance of an anticipated extradition?
OCJS encourages agencies to make extradition of Tier 1 offenders a priority. Agencies may request pre-approval of funds prior to authorizing an extradition. Understanding that these situations may be time sensitive, it is recommended the agency contact OCJS representatives as soon as possible to accommodate processing time.
Where can I find the approved rates list for meals, lodging and travel?
For per diem, lodging and travel rates; refer to https://www.gsa.gov/travel-resources on the United States General Services website.
Whom should I contact to get help with the application process?
Contact our staff for any help we can provide.