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ODPS Criminal Justice Services Executive Director's Office

OIU Executive Director Glenn Taylor

Karhlton Moore

Executive Director, Office of Criminal Justice Services


Karhlton Moore became the Executive Director of the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS) on July 1, 2005. Moore previously served as the chief legal counsel and legislative liaison for OCJS. He moved to OCJS in September 2003 from the Governor’s Office, where he served as the assistant deputy legal counsel for two years. Moore previously served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Ohio Attorney General’s office, in the Court of Claims Defense section and the Capital Crimes section.

As Executive Director, Moore is responsible for the administration and evaluation of state and federal grants for law enforcement, victim assistance, juvenile justice, crime prevention courts, anti-trafficking efforts, re-entry, corrections programs and traffic safety. He also works in continuing partnership with law enforcement task forces, and provides the Governor and the Director of the Department of Public Safety with current and projected criminal justice strategies. Moore was recently given the responsibility of overseeing the Motorcycle Ohio and Driver Training programs.  Moore serves on the National Criminal Justice Association advisory council, board of directors, and executive committee and the Governor’s Advisory Council on Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services.

Originally from Springfield, Ohio, Moore received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Wright State University and his law degree from American University’s Washington College of Law.

  Executive Director, Kharlton Moore