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 […]
As in years past, April is nationally recognized as Second Chance Month. A White House press release said the monthlong observance will encourage Americans to “provide opportunities for people with criminal records to earn an honest second chance,” as “affording those who have been held accountable for their crimes an opportunity to become contributing members […]
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.
The Ohio Civil Impacts of Criminal Convictions Database (CIVICC) is a web-based tool created by the Ohio Justice & Policy Center and the Ohio Public Defender to answer two questions about collateral sanctions: What are all the civil impacts that are triggered by a specific conviction? What are all the convictions are likely to trigger a specific civil impact?