Alicia Miller

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Second Chance Lead Attorney Alicia Miller joined OJPC in 2019 as the Lead Attorney for the Second Chance Clinic where she helps people overcome criminal-records-based barriers to employment, housing, education, and positive community reintegration. The Second Chance project also specializes in record sealing, expungement, and Certificates of Qualification for Employment (CQEs). Alicia is a 2014 […]

Mark Vander Laan

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Mark Vander Laan joined OJPC as Litigation Director in May 2019. Mark has over forty years of experience at major law firm Dinsmore & Shohl. Most notably, he was the lead special prosecutor for the state of Ohio after the savings and loan system collapsed. He helped secure convictions for those who contributed to the […]

Mara Roth

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Richardson Public Service Fellow/Parole Reform A native of Boston, Mass., Mara joined OJPC in July 2019 as a Richardson Public Service Fellow. She works primarily with attorney Tiffanny Smith on parole reform through advocacy, legislation, and litigation in addition to assisting with legal research and organizing community outreach materials and events. Mara is committed to fighting for a just […]

Laura Beverly

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Laura Beverly joined OJPC in January 2019. Her career spans over 20 years working for small non-profit organizations. Most recently, Laura served as General Manager of Legacies Upscale Resale, a non-profit consignment and donation store where she began volunteering in 2001 and served as Assistant Manager from 2002 to 2012. During her five year tenure […]

Kevin Werner

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Kevin Werner joined OJPC in May 2019 and is the primary staff member responsible for policy advocacy and lobbying initiatives. Since being “ruined for life” by the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in 2000, Kevin has spent his career working in social justice-oriented organizations defending and advocating for individuals on the margins of society. Kevin fought for […]