Legal Services

OJPC provides free legal assistance to people looking to overcome barriers created by a criminal record and to people who are incarcerated and face denials of basic human rights.


Second Chance Community Legal Clinics

Have a record that’s holding you back from jobs, housing, life? OJPC runs free legal clinics in the Cincinnati area focusing on criminal record sealing, Certificates of Qualification for Employment, and expungement for people whose charges related to prostitution and human trafficking. Click here for our clinic schedule.

Understanding Civil Consequences of Convictions

A civil consequence is the so-called “second sentence” a person experiences after a touch with the criminal justice system. In Ohio, a criminal conviction can legally keep someone from attaining a professional license or employment in fields ranging from plumbing to cosmetology. Our CIVICC database examines the 850+ barriers that affect Ohioans with criminal records.

Survivors of Human Trafficking

Do you or someone you know have a record involving solicitation or prostitution related offenses? Our attorneys can help determine whether you are eligible for expungement of your record. Contact attorney Sasha Naiman (snaiman@ohiojpc.org or 513-421-1108 x20).

Human Rights in Prison

OJPC provides pro bono legal representation to people in Ohio prisons. We specialize in federal civil rights claims concerning inadequate medical care for serious medical needs, excessive force, and the right to practice religion.