Laura Beverly

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Laura Beverly joined OJPC in January 2019. Her career spans over 20 years working for small non-profit organizations. Most recently, Laura served as General Manager of Legacies Upscale Resale, a non-profit consignment and donation store where she began volunteering in 2001 and served as Assistant Manager from 2002 to 2012. During her five year tenure […]

Kevin Werner

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Kevin Werner joined OJPC in May 2019 and is the primary staff member responsible for policy advocacy and lobbying initiatives. Since being “ruined for life” by the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in 2000, Kevin has spent his career working in social justice-oriented organizations defending and advocating for individuals on the margins of society. Kevin fought for […]

Verjine Adanalian

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Verjine Adanalian is an attorney with the Second Chance Project. She joined the Ohio Justice and Policy Center in June 2018. She provides legal services, outreach, and education, specializing in the legal needs resulting from human trafficking and a variety of civil legal issues arising from victimization. Additionally, Verjine is an adjunct professor at Wright […]

Tyra Patterson

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Before joining OJPC, Tyra spent twenty-three years incarcerated for murder and robbery, crimes she did not commit. Tyra used her time constructively in prison to educate herself.

Marais Jacon-Duffy

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Marais Jacon-Duffy joined OJPC in Feb. 2018 after several years in the news industry. As OJPC’s communications manager, Marais tells clients’ stories on various platforms and generates interest in smart criminal justice reform for Ohio.