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The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections, Deputy Director for Re-Entry Programs and Dr. Karen Miner-Romanoff at Franklin University have partnered to create a one of a kind Institute of dialogue, information sharing, and non-partisan evidenced-based practice communication.

The Franklin University Coalition for Criminal Justice Excellence (CJE) is a partnership with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections and is a nonpartisan effort to join lawyers, legal scholars, social science experts, government officials, nonprofit leaders, judges, administrators, corrections and law enforcement professionals, stakeholders and practitioners in the form of roundtables, forums, events and speaker series to address the pragmatic issues faced by professionals and communities today. It seeks to educate the general public on criminal justice issues toward data-driven laws and policies that increase public safety and promote cooperation among diverse stakeholders through community discussions and education.

Its mission is to provide a holistic, nonpartisan forum for diverse stakeholders and criminal justice practitioners that encourage the exchange of ideas, experiences, and data sharing while providing a professional forum for cross-agency information flow and discourse. It seeks to improve the quality and delivery of criminal justice services, advance knowledge of administrative best practices and the educational and civic mission of Franklin University and its criminal justice programs through consensus-driven best practices.

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Criminology and Criminal Justice

Institute of Criminal Justice Excellence: Providing Information through Innovation and Dialogue