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Sen. Rob McColley to Speak on Bail Reform at UF

Natasha Lancaster | Thu Oct 14, 2021

University of Findlay’s Justice Science Department and Americans for Prosperity will host “Criminal Justice Reform: Bail Reform and Why We Need It” to discuss Ohio’s pre-trial system on Thursday, Oct. 21.

This in-person event will be held in the University’s Winebrenner Building, Room 254, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., and is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is available on the Americans for Prosperity website; walk-ins are also welcome to attend.

During the presentation, speakers will address the importance of due process in the justice system and instances where the principle is violated.

Guest speaker Senator Rob McColley, a sponsor of Senate Bill 182, will discuss how SB 182 can affect bail reform and current processes by reimagining bond schedules so they maintain their efficiency while protecting the community.

Senator McColley was appointed to the Ohio State Senate in 2017 and represents 11 counties in the Northwest Ohio district. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University and University of Toledo College of Law. Prior to being appointed to the Senate, he represented the 81st Ohio House District as a State Representative where he also served in House leadership as Assistant Majority Whip.

Other professional experience includes serving in the Community Improvement Corporation of Henry County, where he oversaw economic development efforts for the county and worked to improve local workforce development efforts between manufacturers and schools in Henry and Williams counties.

For questions specifically relating to the event, please contact Todd Beitzel, assistant professor of Criminal Justice and chair of the Department of Justice Sciences, at

Learn more about the University of Findlay’s Criminal Justice Program on the Justice Sciences webpage.

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