Ohio’s “Wasted Assets” — a new report on unemployment and underemployment due to criminal convictions

Posted Posted in Blog, CIVICC, Latest, Policy Reform, Reducing Collateral Sanctions

The Ohio Justice & Policy Center is honored to work with Policy Matters Ohio and The Fund for Our Economic Future analyzing how collateral sanctions to criminal convictions are affecting Ohio’s workforce. The report finds that an estimated 1.3 million Ohio jobs are either completely or partially off limits to Ohioans with previous criminal convictions. That […]

Cleveland Plain-Dealer: “Stop ‘boxing in’ former Ohio offenders so they can find work”

Posted Posted in CIVICC, Fair Hiring, News, Reducing Collateral Sanctions

OJPC’s Stephen JohnsonGrove joined the Faith & Freedom Coalition and the U.S. Justice Action Network to write this op-ed on fair hiring in Ohio—writing, “The idea behind “banning the box” was to expand the available talent pool for public employers and support individuals’ redemption by opening the door to good state jobs.”