Do you or someone you know have prostitution-related offenses on your criminal record? OJPC can help. Contact attorney Sasha Naiman (firstname.lastname@example.org or 513-421-1108 x 20) for assistance. You can learn more about the OJPC’s new initiative to address the unique needs of trafficking survivors below.
In June 2012, the Ohio Legislature created a new expungement process under the Safe Harbor Law (H.B. 262; R.C. 2953.38). The law recognizes that sex trafficking victims are compelled through force, fear, duress, intimidation, or fraud to participate in illegal acts. Consequently, survivors can erase records of convictions.
Expunged records are completely destroyed, so no one can ever see them ever again. Expungement opens doors to empowerment, recovery, employment, housing, education, family relationships, and successful reintegration into the community.