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Full Name: Nate Lawson

Title: ODYS Assistant Bureau Chief of Parole

Commission Title: ICJ Emergency Backup

Role Group: Parole & Probation

Agency: Bureau of Parole

Unit: Bureau of Parole

Address: 4545 Fisher Road, Suite D

Columbus, Ohio 43228


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Office Phone: (614) 466-2788

Direct Phone: (614) 466-2788


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Nate Lawson was appointed as the Commissioner for the Ohio Interstate Compact for Juveniles Office in February of 2018.  Nate has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree from Bowling Green State University as well as a Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree from the University of Cincinnati.  Nate began working for the Ohio Department of Youth Services in 2000 as a Juvenile Parole Officer and over his 19 years of state service has held the following positions: Juvenile Parole Officer, Social Worker II, Juvenile Parole Services Supervisor, Parole Regional Administrator, and Standards and Accreditation Administrator.