Maybe you volunteered with the Issue 1 campaign. Maybe you collected signatures or canvassed your neighborhood or proudly displayed a yard sign. Maybe you voted “yes.” We’re incredibly thankful for all of it. And it wasn’t for nothing. Ohio is energized about criminal justice reform at this moment. We’re talking about sentencing reform, drug policy, […]
An exciting new record sealing law just went into effect in Ohio. Until now, most Ohioans with criminal records could never clear away the stigma of their past. But, Ohio’s new record sealing law will allow many deserving people to finally have a fresh start in life. The Ohio Justice & Policy Center zealously advocated for this […]
As we at OJPC work in prisons and with incarcerated people, we’re constantly confronted with the shortcomings of our country’s mental healthcare systems.
The Columbus Dispatch details our report “urging a state panel to propose major changes to criminal law in hopes of putting fewer people behind bars.”