The NCJA represents state, tribal and local governments on crime control and crime prevention issues.

Meet Our Leadership

Karhlton Moore, NCJA President

Karhlton Moore has served as the Executive Director of the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS) since 2005. In this role, he is responsible for the administration and evaluation of state and federal grants for law enforcement, victim assistance, juvenile justice, crime prevention courts, anti-trafficking efforts, re-entry, corrections programs and traffic safety. He also works in continuing partnership with law enforcement task forces, and provides the Governor and the Director of the Department of Public Safety with current and projected criminal justice strategies. Moore previously served as the chief legal counsel and legislative liaison for OCJS. He moved to OCJS in September 2003 from the Governor’s Office, where he served as the assistant deputy legal counsel for two years.

Moore previously served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Ohio Attorney General’s office, in the Court of Claims Defense section and the Capital Crimes section. Moore received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Wright State University and his law degree from American University’s Washington College of Law.

Christian Kervick, NCJA Vice President

Christian Kervick is the Executive Director of the Delaware Criminal Justice Council,where he has spent nearly 20 years. In this position his duties include the development, implementation and administration of all criminal justice grant funds and programs in the state of Delaware, totaling approximately $30 million in various federal block grant areas. Under the past two administrations, Kervick served as the Deputy Director of the Delaware Criminal Justice Council and implemented tens of millions of dollars of criminal justice programming in the fields of juvenile justice, law enforcement, corrections, victim’s services and re-entry. In 2009, he implemented the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act grant program statewide as well as oversaw the daily operations of the agency. He has authored several publications on youth violence, crime and delinquency, and specialty courts.

Kervick has bachelors degree in political science (St. Francis College) and criminal justice (University of Delaware), and a Masters degree in criminology from St. Josephs University in Philadelphia. Mr. Kervick is also an Adjunct Professor in the Criminal Justice and Social Science Department at Wilmington University.