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Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Columbus Regional APA Office

Columbus Regional Office

Katrina Ransom, Regional Administrator
770 West Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43222
(614) 752-0800

Regional Administrator

The mission of the Adult Parole Authority is to protect the public from violence and other crime through the building and sharing of offender information with victims, the courts and other criminal justice agencies, and to provide supervision of offenders who are in the community, utilizing strategies aimed at rehabilitation, incapacitation, and when necessary, punishment.

Regional Information

Fiscal Year 2011
Number of Staff 125
Parole/Probation Officers 71
Counties Served Clark, Franklin, Licking, Pickaway, Fairfield, Madison
Total Number of Offenders Supervised (June 2011) 3,115
Male 2,591
White 1,357
Black 1,170
Other 64
Female 524
White 359 
Black 156
Other 9

Offenders By Release Type

Community Control 638
Post Release Control 1,346
Parole 141
Probation 4
Other 933

Unique Programs

The Columbus Region APA continues to be a member of the Community Advisory Council, which includes Pickaway Correctional Institution and the Correctional Reception Center. The advisory council is working with the residents of the local community to repair and develop relationships through information sharing, training and networking.

The Columbus APA is a member of the Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) which is administered by the US Marshal's Office and includes membership from several law enforcement agencies in Central and Southern Ohio. The team is responsible for tracking and apprehending violent felons.

Columbus APA has membership on the Urban League Violent Crime Prevention Initiative Advisory Board. This is a pilot project modeled after a very successful program in Florida ran by the Office of the Attorney General.

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