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OPAA President and Champaign County Prosecutor Kevin TalebiOn behalf of the Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association let me welcome you to our website.  Here you will find information about the role of prosecuting attorneys and our Association.

The prosecutor’s role in the criminal justice system is often misunderstood.  Ohio’s 88 elected county prosecutors are committed to justice.  The prosecutors I know aren’t motivated by “winning” or trying to send everyone to prison for as long as possible. They are motivated by their responsibility to enforce the law, to make their communities safe and to fairly administer justice. And fairness and justice is what matters most of all.  Prosecutors live this every day.

Part of our role is to have a voice in public policy debates affecting the criminal justice system. To that end, Ohio’s prosecutors serve an important function reviewing and advocating for legislation with one goal in mind – the safety and security of our communities.

Ohio’s prosecutors are active in community and civic affairs.  From speaking to school children about the dangers of drugs to serving on numerous committees and commissions, Ohio’s elected prosecutors and their assistants serve in vital roles.

As legal counsel to a variety of County elected officials, offices and agencies your county prosecutor assists in ensuring efficient and responsible county government. 

I’m proud to be a prosecutor and honored to serve as President of the Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association.  Please take your time and look around.  Hopefully you will find information here that is educational and informative about your county prosecutor. 

Kevin Talebi

Champaign County Prosecutor
2024 OPAA President

Career Opportunities

Amicus Committee Guidelines

OPAA Member Webinars

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Ohio's Judicial System: What you should know.

- OPAA Conviction Review Best Practices

- What do county prosecutors do?

- The grand jury

- Plea agreements

- DNA testing

- Death penalty

Upcoming Events:

Executive and Legilative Committee meetings - April 17, Hilton Columbus at Polaris. Legislative 3:00, Executive 4:00.

OPAA/OPAIA Spring Training - April 18th and 19th
Hilton Columbus at Polaris

Summer Workshop June 21st and 22nd
Hotel Breakers Cedar Point

Fall Training September 19th and 20th
Crowne Plaza Cleveland at Playhouse Square

Annual Meeting December 12th and 13th
Hilton Columbus at Easton

Locate Your County Prosecutor

National Slam the Scam Day March 7

March 7 is "National Slam the Scam" day, On National Slam the Scam Day and throughout the year, the Social Security Administration gives you the tools to recognize Social Security-related scams and stop scammers from stealing your money and personal information. 

Help protect your loved ones and people in your community this Slam the Scam Day by: 

  • Educating them about government imposter scams. Let them know they shouldn’t be embarrassed to report if they shared personal information or suffered a financial loss. It is important to report the scam as quickly as possible.
  • Sharing SSA  Scam Alert fact sheet that will help others protect themselves. 

Recognize scammers. They may:

  • PRETEND to be from an agency or organization you know.
  • Say there’s a PROBLEM or promise a prize.
  • PRESSURE you to act immediately.
  • Tell you to PAY in a specific way.

Do not give scammers money or personal information – Ignore them!

How to avoid a scam:

  • Remain calm. Talk to someone you trust.
  • Hang up or ignore the message. DO NOT click on links or attachments in suspect emails.
  • Protect your money. Criminals will insist that you pay in a hard-to-trace manner, such as with a gift card, prepaid debit card, cryptocurrency, wire transfer, money transfer, or by mailing cash.
  • Protect your personal information. Be skeptical of a contact you didn’t initiate.
  • Spread the word. Share your knowledge of Social Security-related scams. Post on social media using the hashtag #SlamtheScam to share your experience and warn others. Visit ssa.gov/scam for more information. Please also share with your friends and family.

Report Social Security-related scams to the Social Security Office of the Inspector General (OIG). (link below)

Visit www.ssa.gov/scam for more information and follow SSA OIG on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to stay up to date on the latest scam tactics. Repost #SlamtheScam information on social media to keep your friends and family safe.

Locally, contact the Ohio Attorney General or your local law enforcement with your concerns.

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