Dehner Named Executive Director of Office of Criminal Justice Services

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Public Safety has named Nicole M. Dehner executive director of the Office of Criminal Justice Services. Dehner replaces Karhlton Moore, who was appointed director of the Bureau of Justice Assistance within the U.S. Department of Justice.

Dehner is responsible for the administration and evaluation of state and federal grants for law enforcement, victim assistance, crime prevention, courts, anti-trafficking efforts, re-entry and corrections programs. She also works with drug task forces and the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board.

She previously served as chief policy adviser at OCJS and as the first director of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office Crimes Against Children Unit. Most recently, she was chief legal counsel for the Ohio Board of Pharmacy.

Dehner, a native of Painesville, received her B.A. degree from Indiana University and her law degree from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.

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