Do new criminal record sealing laws in Ohio apply to YOU?

An exciting new record sealing law just went into effect in Ohio. Until now, most Ohioans with criminal records could never clear away the stigma of their past. But, Ohio’s new record sealing law will allow many deserving people to finally have a fresh start in life. The Ohio Justice & Policy Center zealously advocated for this […]

Community College Resource Center

This website is designed to help community college students with criminal records succeed in school and beyond. Here, you will find resources for students and schools. With accurate information and coordinated resources, students with records can break down barriers.

Criminal Record Sealing in Ohio

This guide is a general source of information about criminal records and expungement. It is designed to help people understand eligibility and procedures for criminal record sealing in Ohio. It is not a substitute for individualized legal advice. For answers to specific questions, it is best to consult an attorney.

Certificates of Qualification for Employment (CQEs)

Many Ohio laws prevent people with criminal records from getting certain government-issued licenses or from working in certain jobs. CQEs create relief from mandatory restrictions — laws that absolutely prevents the person with the specific criminal record from working or being licensed in that field.

CQE Workbook

The CQE workbook is an in-depth, step-by-step, overview of how to apply to receive a CQE (or certification of qualification of employment). This workbook will answer any and all questions that will arise in the process of requesting for a CQE. It also helps to alleviate the stress that 1 in 6 Ohioans face. This stress that is caused by the barriers created from misdemeanors and felonies in regards to finding and getting a job.