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Housing Access for People with Criminal Records

Source: National Low Income Housing Coalition

Housing Access for People with Criminal Records

By: Elayne Weiss, Senior Policy Analyst, National Low Income Housing Coalition

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  • advocacy
  • housing
  • human rights
  • policy
  • second chance
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  • a person with a criminal record
  • advocates
  • students

OJPC virtual legal clinic registration

Source: OJPC

Register for OJPC’s virtual legal clinics.

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  • record sealing
  • second chance
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  • a person with a criminal record

Safe harbor expungement: A guide for Ohio’s human trafficking survivors

Source: OJPC

A guide created for survivors of human trafficking interested in expunging a criminal record.

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  • expungement
  • human trafficking
  • second chance
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  • a person with a criminal record

Applications for Expungement for Adult Survivors of Human Trafficking

Source: OJPC

This is a guide made for legal professionals — attorneys, judges — who are assisting a client with Safe Harbor expungement in Ohio.

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  • expungement
  • human trafficking
  • second chance
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  • a person with a criminal record
  • legal professionals

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

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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  • record sealing
  • second chance
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  • a person with a criminal record
  • legal professionals

CQEs handout and roadmap

Source: OJPC

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.

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  • CQE
  • second chance
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  • a person with a criminal record
  • legal professionals

CQE Workbook

Source: OJPC

A step-by-step guide to applying for a Certificate of Qualification for Employment in Ohio.

Version: May 22, 2020

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  • CQE
  • second chance
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  • a person with a criminal record
  • legal professionals

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
  • 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