In that role, he supervises the activities of the board members and the Office of Victim Services. Mr. Collins makes decisions regarding the release and discharge of all youth committed to the legal custody of DYS. Under his leadership, he increased parent and family involvement throughout the reentry process, utilized technology to make the Release Authority work functions more efficient and provided improved services to crime victims. Mr. Collins attended Capital University Law School while still working full time. Cedric was admitted to the State of Ohio Bar in November 2012 and the U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio in 2013. He is a member of the Columbus Bar Association and the John Mercer Langston Bar Association. He is also the President of Capital University Law School’s African American Law Alumni Association. His community involvement included serving as a board member/legal counsel for The Raven's Farmers Market, a non-profit organization addressing the food desert in eastside Columbus. Cedric is married to and the couple have two children. Mr. Collins enjoys playing basketball, listening to music, watching sports and going to the movies. In his spare time, Cedric provides legal services to qualified individuals through the Legal Aid Society of Columbus. He is also a member of Gifting Men, an organization through New Birth Christian Ministries, providing mentoring to African American high school students.