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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.

  1. Dr. Lisa Shoaf, Researcher, Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS), Representing Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS),
  2. Ruth Simera, Center Coordinator, Representing Ohio Criminal Justice Coordinating Center of Excellence,

The Committee Meeting Dates are October 24, 2019 @ 10:00 a.m., January 23, 2020 @10:00 a.m., April 23, 2020 @ 10:00 a.m., July 23, 2020 @ 10:00 a.m. and October 22, 2020 @ 10:00 a.m.  All meetings will be a conference call. 

Instructions for callers
  1. Dial one of the following numbers:
    • 330-325-2511 (Local)
    • 800-686-2511 (Toll Free)
  2. When the attendant answers dial the assigned code (4519)
  3. When prompted clearly speak your name.
  4. Wait while you are connected.