Office of Drug Control Policy
Van Ingram, Executive Director
Ensures a united effort among prevention, treatment, education and law enforcement initiatives to address drug abuse in Kentucky.
Office of the State Medical Examiner
Dr. William Ralston,
Chief Medical Director
Assists Kentucky coroners and law enforcement agencies in all aspects of death investigation. Central to the role of the office is the performance of the forensic autopsy, to aid in the determination of cause and manner of death of individuals, and identification of the deceased.
Grants Management Branch
Administers approximately $100 million annually from various state and federal grant programs, which are disbursed to state and local criminal justice agencies and not-for-profit service providers.
Internal Investigations Branch
Ed Jewell, Director
Receives and investigates certain limited allegations involving abuse of juveniles committed to, or in the custody of, the Department of Juvenile Justice and investigates administrative violations within the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet as determined by the Cabinet Secretary.
Office of Legal Services
Thomas Kerr, General Counsel
Provides legal assistance to the Cabinet’s officers, employees, and departments on a myriad of issues, and provides representation before administrative bodies and in state and federal court in any matters that involve the Cabinet.
Office of Management and
Brad Holajter, Executive Director
Provides Management and Administrative support to the Cabinet's officers, employees, and department on all matters related to human resources, budget, fiscal and administrative operations.
Kentucky Parole Board
Lee VanHoose, Chairman
Grants and revokes parole for adult felony offenders incarcerated in Kentucky correctional institutions.
Child Fatality & Near Fatality External Review Panel
Hon. Melissa Moore Murphy, Chairman
Reviews child fatalities and near fatalities that are suspected to be the result of child abuse or neglect.
Kentucky Criminal Justice Council
John C. Tilley, Chairman
Meets annually to review data and compile annual report on HB463.
Juvenile Justice Oversight Council
Sen. Whitney Westerfield, Co-Chair
Rep. Joseph Fischer, Co-Chair
Provides independent review of state juvenile justice system and makes recommendations to the General Assembly.
State Corrections Commission
Tim Havrilek, Chairman
The Commission is charged with awarding all grant money to community corrections programs.