The Safe & Healthy Ohio campaign

As you know, OJPC works closely with people in search of a fresh start and a second chance after a touch with the criminal justice system. Most often, our clients experience hardship because of their criminal records. And, just as often, that criminal record was the byproduct of the disease of addiction. Rather than watch […]

Ohio lawmakers: Don’t forget about human trafficking survivors

There’s a bill in the hands of our state House of Representatives that would allow survivors to expunge most crimes that can be linked back to trafficking. This bill, Senate Bill 4, is a good bill — it has OJPC’s support. This bill passed the Senate unanimously in June 2017. Now, it sits in the House Criminal Justice Committee awaiting a hearing. While this bill collects dust, survivors of human trafficking continue to hit roadblocks due to a criminal record.