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Manning Receives Prestigious Recognition from Ohio Justice Alliance for Community Corrections

October 14, 2022
Nathan H. Manning News
COLUMBUS—State Senator Nathan Manning (R-North Ridgeville) received the Representative C.J. McLin Award from the Ohio Justice Alliance for Community Corrections (OJACC). The award is given annually to an elected official in Ohio who has worked towards the improvement of community corrections in Ohio.

Manning was recognized for his work to reform criminal justice in the state as Chairman of the Ohio Senate Judiciary Committee, and a member of both the Ohio Recodification Committee and Senate Finance Committee. He was also recognized for his steadfast support of community corrections through legislative efforts such as Senate Bill 288 to provide alternative services to people in lieu of jail or prison or to divert people from an already overburdened prison system.

“In my time in the General Assembly, collaborating with community correctional institutions to implement improvements that enhance public safety has been one of my most rewarding experiences,” said Manning. “I will continue to work diligently to maintain Ohio's place as a national leader in community corrections, and appreciate OJACC’s efforts and leadership in this field.”

“As chair of the Ohio Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Manning has tackled the hard decisions needed to improve the criminal justice system,” said Gayle Dittmer, Executive Director of OJACC. “This award was well deserved by Senator Manning for his tireless work toward making smart and targeted decisions to improved community corrections.”

Past recipients of the Representative C.J. McLin Award include Governor Mike DeWine, U.S. Senator Rob Portman, Former Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer, and Former Ohio House Speaker Vern G. Riffe.

OJACC is an alliance made up of interested parties including judges, prosecuting attorneys, criminal defense attorneys, probation officers, law enforcement officers, and community corrections practitioners who work with state agencies to identify effective community corrections practices. OJACC focuses on collaboration across different aspects of community corrections to educate policy makers and legislators on issues affecting community corrections. OJACC also provides education to community corrections practitioners to enhance services and public safety throughout the state.