Legislative Update: House Bill 1 and Senate Bill 3

Posted Posted in Latest, Policy Reform, Reducing Collateral Sanctions, Sentencing Reform

Legislators have heard us loud and clear: We want real reform that safely decarcerates Ohio’s overcrowded prisons and recognizes Ohio cannot incarcerate its way out of the drug epidemic. In the first six months of the 133rd General Assembly, OJPC has been a force for change in the legislature. We’re pleased to see a number of […]

Ohio’s “Wasted Assets” — a new report on unemployment and underemployment due to criminal convictions

Posted Posted in Blog, CIVICC, Latest, Policy Reform, Reducing Collateral Sanctions

The Ohio Justice & Policy Center is honored to work with Policy Matters Ohio and The Fund for Our Economic Future analyzing how collateral sanctions to criminal convictions are affecting Ohio’s workforce. The report finds that an estimated 1.3 million Ohio jobs are either completely or partially off limits to Ohioans with previous criminal convictions. That […]