We don’t write people off.
OJPC is a non-profit law firm that fights for those lacking support within the criminal legal system.
We demand equal justice and fair treatment for all people at every stage of incarceration — because a person deserves dignity after their conviction and freedom after their sentence.
We offer a spectrum of free legal services, programs, and resources for people in Ohio as they navigate the complex and often expensive criminal justice system.
With your help, we can do more
As a nonprofit, OJPC operates and pays its staff thanks to the support of generous donations and grants. Every dollar allows us to continue to provide high-quality legal assistance free of charge — and to pay our employees a living wage.
Is a criminal record locking you out of life?
Our Second Chance Legal Clinics provide the best quality, most accessible legal advocacy, advice, and education to people with criminal records.
NOTICE: OJPC is now hosting virtual legal clinics in place of in-person clinics to keep our staff and our clients safe.
Register for one of OJPC’s virtual legal clinics here.
Now live: Our new resource library!
Thanks to funding from the Ohio State Bar Foundation, our website now houses a resource library built to accommodate returning citizens, people with criminal records, students, and legal professionals.
Forthcoming series of reports to examine death penalty in Ohio
The Ohio Justice & Policy Center will release a series of reports to examine why it is time to end the death penalty in Ohio, and how we can repeal it this legislative session. These forthcoming death penalty reports are timely for several reasons: First, the public opinion polling has dramatically shifted and we want […]Read More