Database: Ohio County Clerks of Court
Source: Ohio Clerk of Courts Association
- record sealing
This May Help...
- a person with a criminal record
- legal professionals
Link to the Ohio Revised Code.
This is a guide made for legal professionals — attorneys, judges — who are assisting a client with Safe Harbor expungement in 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
A 5-step guide to adult conviction sealing in Ohio.
(Updated April 2021)
Certificates of Qualification for Employment can provide smart relief from criminal-record-based job barriers for clients who qualify. Read the basics about CQEs and follow the “roadmap” to see what the CQE process entails.
A step-by-step guide to applying for a Certificate of Qualification for Employment in Ohio.
Version: May 22, 2020
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.
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: