Community Education

Training Leaders and Advocates

OJPC engages in cross-sector community education to empower people to create a more fair, intelligent, redemptive justice system.

Trainings for legal professionals and community members

OJPC offers training for a range of groups and individuals — from lawyers, judges and law enforcement to members of the community who are directly impacted by the criminal legal system. Topics range from trauma-informed care to explanations of the cash bail system. OJPC’s trainings will occasionally count for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit for lawyers.

Constitutional Litigation Clinic

Through the clinic, law students gain hands-on experience litigating civil rights cases. Our clinic has helped students carry legal advocacy into their future as lawyers, law makers, and leaders, and it provides much needed assistance for clients.

Summer Internships

Each summer, talented students in law, undergraduate, and community college receive training and guidance through OJPC’s summer internship program.

CIVICC 

CIVICC is a database of collateral consequences of criminal convictions in Ohio. Anyone can search by offense or by civil impact (i.e., “teaching”) to find how Ohio’s Revised Code outlines these restrictions for people with criminal records. To date, CIVICC has more than 850 collateral consequences in its database.

Resources

OJPC produces a range of informational guides to policy, law, and other issues related to the criminal justice system. Find our work here, along with external resources that can guide justice system learning.