Disclaimer: This FAQ is a general source of information and is not a substitute for individualized legal advice. For specific questions, we recommend consulting an attorney. You are always welcome to contact the Ohio Justice & Policy Center’s Second Chance Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I used to interview people, mostly teenagers, to work in food service at a local amusement park over the summer. I had to ask everyone about their criminal history and let them know that a disclosure would not prevent them from becoming employed. Only one person ever disclosed their criminal history to me. He was […]
Harvard Law graduate Michael Zuckerman could have taken a job anywhere after he completed his clerkship at the U.S. Supreme Court. So why did he choose to come to OJPC? I’m thrilled to return to OJPC as a Skadden Fellow after interning here during my first summer in law school. Ever since my time here […]
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 in years past, April is nationally recognized as Second Chance Month. A White House press release said the monthlong observance will encourage Americans to “provide opportunities for people with criminal records to earn an honest second chance,” as “affording those who have been held accountable for their crimes an opportunity to become contributing members […]