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NABCJ Ohio Chapter

The Executive Board and the members of the Ohio Chapter are currently recruiting esteemed Corrections Professionals to be a part of our organization.


The mission of NABCJ is to examine and act upon the needs, concerns,, and contributions of African Americans and other minorities as they relate to the administration of equal justice.
The National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice (NABCJ) is a non-profit, non-partisan, multiethnic professional association of individuals committed to the goal of improving the administration of justice at the local, state, and federal levels.
The genesis of NABCJ was a historic conference on “Blacks in the Criminal Justice System” hosted by
Dr. Charles Owen at the University of Alabama in February of 1973. At the meeting, Dr. Bennett
Cooper, then Director of the State of Ohio’s Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, called for
the creation of a permanent national organization that would focus on the goal of achieving equal
justice for Blacks and other minorities. The conference supported Dr. Cooper’s recommendation and
created a committee to establish the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice, Inc.

Meet Us At Our Annual NABCJ Ohio Golf Outing 

Registration is now open! Join us on September 22, 2023 for Our annual Dr. Bennett J. Cooper Scholarship Golf Outing  

Benefits of Membership

Aside from the obvious tangibles such as quarterly newsletters and the right to participate in all activities of the Association, each member becomes part of a rapidly growing network of minority-oriented criminal justice professionals who are dedicated to improving all aspects of our criminal justice process. The network tends to become reinforced and strengthened with each new member and with
each activity sponsored by the Association Regional and annual conferences help to focus national attention on the major issues confronting our justice delivery systems. Training sessions are regularly conducted utilizing leading criminal justice experts. The Association places special attention on major legislation affecting the criminal al justice system at the local, state, and federal levels. NABCJ is frequently called upon to provide testimony on pending legislation, aimed at changing some aspect of the process.

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Our Affiliates

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Diana Pearson, Chairman


Dr. Nyisha Stewart, Chairman

P.O. Box 43807

Richmond Heights, OH 44143


Roger Wilson, Chairman

P.O. Box 479

Reynoldsburg, OH  43068


Christopher Martin Chairman

P. O. Box 26482

Trotwood, OH  45426


Glenda Turner Chairman

P.O. Box 661

Lima, OH  45802


William Salas, Chairman

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P.O. Box 328872
Columbus, Ohio 43232