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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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Database: Ohio County Clerks of Court

Source: Ohio Clerk of Courts Association

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How to get a copy of your criminal record

Source: Ohio Attorney General

Individuals have the ability to request a copy of their own computerized criminal history from Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations to review for accuracy and completeness.

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OJPC virtual legal clinic registration

Source: OJPC

Register for OJPC’s virtual legal clinics.

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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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Can I seal my criminal record?

Source: OJPC

A 5-step guide to adult conviction sealing in Ohio.

(Updated April 2021)

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OJPC’s Criminal Records Manual

Source: OJPC

This is a 28-page manual for legal professionals and clients explaining criminal records in Ohio and the barriers they create, as well as guidance for those who want to seal a criminal record.

Version: 05/22/2020

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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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