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Resources for Returning Citizens in Cincinnati

Source: OJPC

Reentry after prison can be difficult. Many people leave prison with little no financial savings, job prospects, or affordable housing options.

While there are many unfair structural obstacles to reentry, here is a spreadsheet with groups of nonprofits and service organizations located in Greater Cincinnati that provide food and meals; furniture; housing and utility assistance; job training and education; medical, dental and mental health services; and transportation.

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  • advocacy
  • fair hiring
  • housing
  • human rights
  • second chance
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  • a person with a criminal record
  • incarcerated individuals

CIVICC Ohio

Source: OJPC

CIVICC: Civil Impact of Criminal Convictions database

This website provides an online database and search tools for anyone who wants to learn more about the collateral consequences of conviction in Ohio.

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  • advocacy
  • fair hiring
  • policy
  • record sealing
  • second chance
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  • a person with a criminal record
  • legal professionals
  • students

Certificates of Qualification for Employment: What Employers Need to Know

Source: OJPC

Employers who hire CQE-holders have the opportunity to maximize their applicant pool,

overcome mandatory hiring barriers under Ohio law and
gain immunity from negligent hiring liability.

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  • advocacy
  • CQE
  • fair hiring
  • second chance
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  • a person with a criminal record
  • advocates

Avoiding the Box, Banning the Box, Reframing the Box

Source: TedX Marion Correctional

Stephen JohnsonGrove (former policy director at OJPC) delivers this talk on CQEs and CAEs and how they can open doors to employment for people with criminal records.

(2014)

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  • advocacy
  • fair hiring
  • second chance
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  • a person with a criminal record
  • advocates

Give Job Applicants with Criminal Records a Fair Chance

Source: Harvard Business Review

Give Job Applicants with Criminal Records a Fair Chance

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  • advocacy
  • fair hiring
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  • a person with a criminal record
  • advocates

Wasted assets: The cost of excluding Ohioans with a record from work

Source: OJPC and Policy Matters Ohio

The consequences of a criminal conviction extend far beyond the sentence imposed in court. Once-convicted Ohioans face legal restrictions—called collateral sanctions—that can block access to housing, civic rights, and jobs. As explored in this paper, Ohio’s expansive collateral sanctions limit access to more than one in four jobs statewide, cost individuals an estimated $3.4 billion in foregone wages in 2017, and artificially constrain access to talent for businesses

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  • fair hiring
  • policy
  • record sealing
  • second chance
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  • a person with a criminal record
  • legal professionals

Record Sealing in Ohio: FAQS

Source: OJPC

One of the most popular services provided by OJPC’s second chance team is consultation and assistance in pursuit of record sealing.

A sealed record can open up new options for employment, housing, education and more.

Here are a few frequently asked questions on the topic of record sealing in Ohio:

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  • advocacy
  • fair hiring
  • record sealing
  • second chance
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  • a person with a criminal record
  • legal professionals