Timothy Tardibono serves as the Executive Director of the Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Advisory Council (CJAC). The CJAC’s community vision is that Oklahoma County would be a community that has an economical, efficient, and smart local justice system that reflects our values of fairness, compassion and good governance. The CJAC was created by an interlocal agreement between Oklahoma County, the City of Oklahoma City, the City of Edmond, and the City of Midwest City after an intensive taskforce process by the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber with nationally known research partner the Vera Institute of Justice.
Prior to joining the CJAC in February 2018, Timothy’s career has centered on law and public policy for two decades. He served as Policy Analyst to Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating’s Health and Human Services Cabinet Secretary, practiced law as an Assistant General Counsel at the Oklahoma State Department of Health, ran a non-profit focused on family and children policy, served as Counsel to U.S. Senator Tom Coburn in Washington D.C., and won election to the Bethany City Council.
Timothy graduated from Putnam City High School in Northwest OKC, earned his Bachelor’s degree in History from Oklahoma Christian University, his Master’s degree in Public Policy and J.D. from Regent University in Virginia, and currently serves as adjunct faculty at Southwestern Christian University in Bethany teaching American history, government and law classes. He is a member of the Oklahoma County Bar Association, the Oklahoma Bar Association, and is licensed to practice in all Oklahoma federal district and appeals courts as well as the Supreme Court of the U.S. He currently serves on the Board of the Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs. Timothy also serves as a volunteer attorney for Trinity Legal Clinic, a faith-based legal clinic for indigent clients in our community needing legal services.