Originally from Springfield, Ohio, Karhlton Moore received his bachelor of arts degree from Wright State University and his law degree from American University's Washington College of Law.
Karhlton became the executive director of the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS) on July 1, 2005. Previously, he served as the chief legal counsel and legislative liaison for OCJS. He moved to OCJS in September 2003 from the Governorís office where he served as the assistant deputy legal counsel for two years. Prior to his work at the Governor's office, he served as an assistant attorney general in the Ohio Attorney General's office, in the Court of Claims Defense section and the Capital Crimes section. As executive director, Karhlton is responsible for the administration and evaluation of state and federal grants for law enforcement, victim assistance, juvenile justice, crime prevention, and courts and corrections programs. He also provides the Governor with current and projected criminal justice strategies. He serves on the State of Ohio Security Task Forceand the Governor's Council on Juvenile Justice.