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Research and Best Practices

The Research and Best Practices committee seeks to assist the Task Force and its subcommittees by raising awareness of and promoting relevant research and evidence-based practices to improve responses of the criminal justice system to persons with mental illness in the state of Ohio.

Information for Researchers:

Individuals seeking to access computerized criminal history for criminal justice research purposes must contact the Bureau of Criminal Investigation for consideration.  Inquiries can be made to 740-845-2100.

  • Dr. Lisa Shoaf, Researcher, Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS), Representing Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS),
  • Dr. Natalie Bonfine, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Northeast Ohio Medical University, 330-325-6182,

Meeting Dates

January 18, 2024
April 18, 2024
July 18, 2024
October 17, 2024 

All meetings take place at 10:00 a.m. via conference call and/or videoconference. Please contact either Lisa or Natalie if you would like to participate in a committee meeting.