Example/Program Highlight

Over the last several years, the Lucas County/City of Toledo CJCC has focused primarily on offering integrated criminal justice information systems through the Northwest Ohio Regional Information System (NORIS). NORIS was founded in 1976 to provide records automation for Toledo Municipal Court, the Toledo Police Department, and the Lucas County Sheriff’s Office. Currently, NORIS supports over 1,000 terminals in seven counties that link 2,400 users who collectively perform more than seven million transactions per month. Criminal histories are maintained on 650,000 justice-involved individuals, and online access to 92,000 active warrants is offered. NORIS has evolved into a model of systems integration across many different agencies. Similar models are being deployed successfully across Ohio and the rest of the United States. The Lucas County/City of Toledo CJCC has also implemented criminal justice reforms focused on addressing substance use and mental health needs and has launched a community engagement effort to inform the implementation of new jail reduction initiatives, ensure that  they are responsive to the needs of diverse community stakeholders, and strengthen support for the county’s criminal justice reform efforts.